Pastor on trial for indecent assault

  • 18/08/2015
Pastor on trial for indecent assault

A pastor in the Hutt Valley is currently on trial facing seven charges relating to alleged incidents against two young girls.

The charges against Jone Conikeli include assault with intent to commit sexual violation and indecent assault, reports Radio New Zealand.

Prosecutors say Conikeli, 43, touched one of the girls during a handball game and attempted to get the other girl to perform oral sex on him.

Conikeli's lawyers, however, say nothing happened and the girls are making the stories up.

His trial in the Wellington High Court runs until Thursday.

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