Sir Ron Brierley facing eight further charges for possessing child abuse material

Sir Ron Brierley.
Sir Ron Brierley. Photo credit: Getty Images

Multi-millionaire businessman Sir Ron Brierley faces eight further charges of possessing child abuse material.

The 83-year-old Kiwi corporate raider was detained at Sydney International Airport back in December. A search of his electronic devices allegedly found more than 200,000 photos and videos of girls aged between two and 15 in sexually suggestive positions, according to court documents.

He was charged with six counts of possessing child abuse material at the time.

New South Wales courts confirmed to multiple news outlets on Tuesday that he now faces eight further charges, bringing the total to 14.

He remains on bail and is due to appear in court again in December.

Sir Ron is known for founding R.A. Brierley Investments in March 1961. He began it with zero capital, but it would go on to become one of New Zealand's largest companies. At one point, it had 160,000 stakeholders, with stakes in companies like Air New Zealand.

He would also go onto lead Mercantile Investments, which became notorious for its takeovers in Australia. He stepped down from that role in June last year, citing age and health issues.