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Senior denies Eighties-era sex assault charges

A senior has denied sexual assaults on two girls more than 30 years ago.

The 81-year-old man pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court yesterday to three counts of sex assault on the girls, who were aged under 14 at the time of the alleged offences.

The man, from Hamilton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have committed two of the offences between May 1981 and April 1983.

The third offence is alleged to have happened between May 1984 and May 1985. Magistrate Maxanne Anderson adjourned the case until July 1 and released the defendant on $6,000 bail.

She also ordered him to have no contact with the alleged victims.

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