Teacher faces sex abuse charges

teacherverification April 28, 2014 0

A Northland teacher is on trial facing 18 charges of sexual and physical abuse of children.

Taite Hemi Kupa, 57, has appeared in the High Court at Whangarei charged with five assaults on a child under 14, one assault of a female, four sexual violations by rape of a child under 16, seven sexual violations by unlawful sexual connection of a child under 16, and one attempted rape.

The alleged offending between 2011 and 2013 is against six victims, most under the age of 14.

The jury trial before Justice Raynor Asher is set down for at least nine days.

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