South Taranaki man faces 48 sex charges

The 36-year-old Hawera man will go on trial over sex charges on August 8. Photo / File
The 36-year-old Hawera man will go on trial over sex charges on August 8. Photo / File

A South Taranaki man who is facing 28 sex charges, will now face more.

The 36-year-old Hawera man appeared in the High Court at New Plymouth today, facing a further 20 charges.

It is alleged the offending was between 1993 and 2012, and involves rape and prostituting someone under the age of 18.

The man, who has name suppression, has pleaded not guilty to the original 28 charges.

Nineteen complainants are expected to testify when the man goes on trial on August 8.

- NZ Herald

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