A prominent New Zealander charged with indecent assault lost his bid for name suppression today.

But the man's identity will remain protected for another month to allow him the chance to lodge an appeal.

The man denies the charges against him.

Heavy suppression orders cover the case, meaning the man cannot be identified, nor can his alleged victims or their ages.

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The charges faced by the man, who elected trial by jury, can now be revealed.

He is facing 12 charges of indecent assault against two people including two representative charges.

The charges, which include allegations of touching the complainants on the breast, buttocks, groin and thigh, are punishable by up to 10 years' imprisonment.

Name suppression for the man expires on March 19 or until the appeal is heard.