A Canterbury man has today denied child pornography charges.
The 60-year-old man, who has interim name suppression, faces 14 allegations of possessing objectionable material featuring young boys and girls, many in early to mid teens, while abroad in 2013.
He appeared in the dock at Christchurch District Court today to enter not guilty pleas and elected trial by jury.
Defence counsel Grant Tyrrell applied for interim name suppression on the basis that publication of his name at this stage would result in extreme hardship to both him and a family member.
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Judge Stephen O'Driscoll continued the interim order today and remanded the man on bail for a case review hearing on September 28.
He also suppressed the man's occupation to avoid "speculation" of who he might be.
The man has previously refused to comment when approached by NZME News Service.