A Canterbury professional facing indecent assault charges has today had five more clients come forward to allege that he inappropriately touched them.

The man, in his 60s, had an interim order banning publication of his name and occupation declined by a judge.

Suppression had been opposed by police and the media.

However, his lawyer Paul Wicks QC indicated that he would appeal Judge Paul Kellar's decision to the High Court.


Until the appeal is confirmed, the media is unable to publish the accused's name.

At Christchurch District Court today, details of the five new allegations were revealed.

Five male complainants allege that they were indecently assaulted by the man between January 2011 and December last year.

The man denies the allegations and has elected trial by jury.

Police today said there had been a total of 12 complainants, but only 10 statements have been taken so far.

The court heard that police have made contact with a group of clients identified as having had contact with the man.

They had been spoken to and been asked if they have any concerns, the court heard.

Judge Kellar remanded the man on continued bail to a second case review hearing on November 14.