Two more men charged over historical abuse at Dilworth School

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Two more men linked to Dilworth School have been charged with historical sexual offending against boys.

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Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Seven men had already been charged with more than 50 offences dating back to the 1980s.

Today charges were announced for a 70-year-old Palmerston North man and 71-year-old Levin man, both relating to indecency with boys.

Both men are on bail and will appear in the Auckland District Court next week.

The police have now spoken to over 100 former students who were victims of sexual abuse while at the school.

In relation to the men charged earlier, one – Ian Robert Wilson – has pleaded guilty to five charges of indecent assault on a boy aged 12 to 16 and will be sentenced next month.

Five others have pleaded not guilty and will go to trial next year: Ross Douglas Browne, Rex McIntosh, Alister Grant Harlow and two others who have continued interim name suppression.

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Another, Richard Charles Galloway, was charged with indecent assault against a boy under 16, and has since died. He denied the charge. The prosecution against him has been stayed.

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