Labour Party camp sexual assault suspect pleads not guilty

A gavel.
A gavel. Photo credit: Getty

The man accused of indecently assaulting four teenagers at a Labour Party youth camp has pleaded not guilty.

The 20-year-old, who has been granted interim name suppression, appeared at the Auckland District Court on Thursday morning charged with six counts of indecent assault.

It's alleged he harassed four teenagers at the camp at Waihi in February. 

The allegations are that the man put his hand down the pants of three of the four victims.

He was removed from the camp the next morning.

Labour backs the charges, and has launched its own internal investigation. 

Newshub.

Contact Newshub with your story tips:
news@newshub.co.nz