A former Gloriavale man facing a series of allegations related to sex crimes against children has brought new charges against him.
The man, who has name suppression, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of child sexual abuse in August 2021 — at least one under age 12 — but denied a further 27 charges.
Five new charges of committing an indecent act were brought against the man in Greymouth District Court on Tuesday.
The allegations relate to one complainant and the crime allegedly took place in the Christian community of Gloriavale between 2010 and 2018.
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The man’s other charges include the rape, sexual assault and assault of eight girls, a boy and another woman in the West Coast religious community.
The victim who is the subject of the five new charges is also a woman, but her age is not known.
Attorney Douglas Brown said more work was needed on preparatory matters before a trial date could be set.
Judge Stephen O’Driscoll has remanded the man into custody until May 30 for a plea on the new charges.
The previous guilty verdicts included four charges of indecent assault against a woman aged 12 to 16, two assault charges against a boy aged 12 to 16, one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman aged 12 to 16, and four charges of assault on a the indecency of a woman under 12 years of age.
The man was previously thought to have offended between April 1986 and December 2012, with a hiatus between 1994 and 2011. He has left Gloriavale but was a member until his arrest.
As of July 2020, a police investigation into allegations of abuse in Gloriavale is ongoing.
Police, supported by Oranga Tamariki personnel, questioned all the children in the community.