Dilworth School: Two plead not guilty to historical sexual offending

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Two more men have pleaded not guilty to charges laid over historical sexual offending against boys at Auckland’s Dilworth School.

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Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

A 70-year-old Palmerston North man and 71-year-old Levin man were arrested and charged with indecent assault last month.

Both have interim name suppression.

The not guilty pleas were entered during a brief appearance in the High Court at Auckland this morning.

They will stand trial next April, alongside four other men: Ross Douglas Browne, Rex McIntosh and two others who cannot be named.

All up, nine men have been charged as part of the police investigation, dubbed Operation Beverly, into historical sexual abuse allegations at Dilworth.

Together, they face dozens of charges including indecent assault, unlawful sexual connection, as well as drugs charges.

Ian Robert Wilson pleaded guilty in December to five indecent assault charges and will be sentenced in the Auckland District Court next week.

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Another man, Richard Charles Galloway, was charged with indecent assault, but has since died.

He denied the charge and the prosecution against him has been stayed.

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