Cheerleading coach in court on sex charges

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A cheerleading coach appeared in court today charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl in his squad.

Former executive director of Total Cheerleading Nikola Michael Marinovich, 25, is charged with doing an indecent act, attempting sexual connection and having sexual connection with one of his cheerleaders. He is also charged with sexual violation of another young cheerleader. Neither girl can be identified.

His lawyer Richard Earwaker said after an earlier hearing his client would plead not guilty but declined to comment further.

Marinovich will reappear for a post-committal conference next month.

- APNZ

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