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Kaitaia man pleading guilty to sexual offence charges

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August 22, 2012

Kaitaia man pleading guilty to sexual offence charges

Police are continuing investigations into the sexual offending by the former deputy principal of Pamapuria School near Kaitaia.

At the Kaitaia District Court today 37-year-old James Parker pleaded guilty to 49 sexual offence charges.

These included: 16 charges of an indecent act on boy aged under 12; 24 charges of indecent assault on boy aged 12 - 16; four charges of sexual connection with child aged under 12; and five charges of sexual connection with young person aged 12 - 16.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Burke says although Mr Parker has pleaded guilty to these charges there is still an ongoing police investigation.

As part of the investigation police have set up a dedicated 0800 number.

"Should any member of the public have information that may assist with the investigation we ask that they call 0800 900 502," says Mr Burke.

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