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Pastor denies all allegations of child sex abuse

Pastor denies all allegations of child sex abuse

By Swastika Singh
Thursday 20/08/2015
Pastor Jone Conikeli

A 42-year-old pastor of a Fijian fellowship church in Hutt Valley has denied all allegations against him when giving evidence in his defence in Wellington District Court.

Stuff.co.nz reports that Jone Conikeli, pastor of the Wellington chapter of Kingdom Ambassador International Fellowship church gave evidence in his defence against sexual assault and indecency charges involving girls who were 15 and 11 at the time of the incident.

The Crown has alleged that he touched the two girls, and tried to have sex with the older one.

He knew both through family and friends.

Conikeli told the jury that he never went to the older girl’s house when the parents were away as the Crown has alleged.

He also says he did not do any act against the 11-year-old.

The teenager who is 16-year-old now denied making up allegations with the other girl.

She outlined to the jury how Conikeli wanted her to perform a sex act at his home and on a visit to her home tried to get her to have sex with him.

The trial is expected to take the rest of the week.

Source: stuff.co.nz

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