Northland detective inspector charged with additional crimes

He had already been accused of sexual connection and indecent assault.
He had already been accused of sexual connection and indecent assault. Photo credit: Newshub

A senior New Zealand police officer is now facing four criminal charges after already being accused of sexual connection and indecent assault. 

In the High Court in Auckland,  60-year-old Northland Detective Inspector Kevin Burke had an additional charge of unlawful sexual connection laid agianst him. 

The Crown wants Burke's new charge be added to his existing three counts of indecent assault and one charge of sexual connection.

Details of Burke's charges are supressed. 

There are a "considerable number" of police files that require investigation to "outline the background" of Burke's offending, said Crown prosecutor Sam McMullan. 

Burke has been suspended from duty as a police officer since April after he was charged in December 2017. He's due to go on trial in February next year, and has pleaded not guilty to his charges. 

Newshub.