Businessman found guilty of indecent assault of three men

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A prominent businessman has been found guilty of indecently assaulting three young men and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

The verdict was delivered at the High Court in Auckland this afternoon.

The man, who has name suppression, denied three charges of indecent assault and two of attempting to dissuade a witness.

The Crown said he indecently touched three men on separate occasions in the early 2000s, 2008 and 2016.

The charges of attempting to dissuade a witness relate to the 2016 complainant, who the Crown said was offered money or career opportunities in return for withdrawing the complaint he made or refusing to give evidence at trial.

The businessman, who was granted name suppression, was also found guilty of that charge.

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