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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Statement to be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Nicola Reeves:

In February 2021 Police arrested 35-year-old Christchurch man John Hope Muchirahondo in relation to alleged sexual offending involving four victims.

As a consequence, he is facing five charges of sexual violation. The incidents allegedly took place between late 2018 and late February this year.

He reappeared in the Christchurch High Court today and was remanded in custody to appear again on 9 July 2021.

He previously had interim name suppression.

We are now asking anyone who might have information or concerns, and has not yet come forward, to please reach out to us.

We would like to reassure those who come forward that the information they provide us will be treated with sensitivity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team by calling the Police 105 number and quoting file number 210221/7752.


Issued by Police Media Centre