Man charged over ‘sex games’ with young girl

A Rotorua man who is alleged to have played sexual “games” with a young girl encouraged her to copy what she saw in adult movies they watched together, a court has heard.

The trial for the man, who has name suppression, started in Rotorua District Court this week before Judge James Weir. The man is accused of 14 counts of sex charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

He is accused of seven counts of sexual violation by unlawful connection, one of inducing a girl under 12 to do an indecent act, two of doing an indecent act on a girl under 12, one of doing an indecent act on a young person, one of indecent assault on a girl under 12 and two of indecent assault on a young person.

The charges relate to incidents alleged to have happened between January 2005 and July 2011, when the girl was aged between 6 and 12. The man denies the allegations and says he had been wrongly accused. More . . .