Kurt Bayer is a Herald reporter based in Christchurch

Former principal facing child sex charges remains in custody

The charges relate to alleged offending in Southland between 1990 and 1995. Photo / File
The charges relate to alleged offending in Southland between 1990 and 1995. Photo / File

A former principal of a Canterbury school facing child sex charges from the 1990s remains in custody.

Michael William Hogan, 54, earlier pleaded not guilty to nine sexual violation and indecency charges relating to a child under 16.

He appeared at Christchurch District Court again today where defence counsel Grant Tyrrell said he required more time before pleas are entered to four other charges.

Judge Tim Gilbert remanded him in custody for a pre-trial callover on October 12 when it is likely Hogan will plead to the remaining charges.

Up until September last year, Hogan was principal of Prebbleton School in Canterbury.

The charges relate to alleged offending in Southland between 1990 and 1995.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf04 at 09 Dec 2016 21:33:59 Processing Time: 1146ms