Kaitaia man facing sex charges

A Kaitaia man is facing six charges of indecent assault on a female under 12 and one of unlawful sexual connection.
A Kaitaia man is facing six charges of indecent assault on a female under 12 and one of unlawful sexual connection.

A Kaitaia man responsible for a school care programme is facing seven sex charges against children.

James Brian Sanders, 65, is facing six charges of indecent assault on a female under 12 and one of unlawful sexual connection.

Sanders, who is in custody and is yet to enter a plea, appeared in the Kaitaia District Court on October 15.

He was remanded to re-appear for a bail application on October 30.

The man's former workplace cannot be named for legal reasons, TVNZ has reported.

A spokesperson for his current employer, NorthTec, said it was working closely with police to ensure that the interests of students were safeguarded.

"NorthTec has been made aware of the serious charges brought against one of its staff members," the spokesperson said.

This comes just two months after former deputy principal of Pamapuria School, James Parker, was sentenced at the High Court at Whangarei for sexually abusing 20 children. The case dealt with evidence for over 300 offences committed by the Kaitaia teacher.

Parker was sentenced to preventive detention on August 15, with a minimum non-parole period of seven years for the crimes.

Another prominent Kaitaia man, businessman Daniel Luke Taylor, 37, pleaded guilty earlier this month to nine charges of sexual offending against boys and youths, more than 11 months after he was arrested.

Taylor has been remanded in custody for sentencing on November 14.

- Northern Advocate

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