6 Oct 2015

Former priest in Court accused of abusing teens

5:34 pm on 6 October 2015

A former Catholic priest accused of sexual offences against teenagers will reappear in court next month.

Peter Hercock, who now lives in Nelson, is facing several charges including rape and indecent assault.

They relate to offending which is said to have occurred in the 1970s and 1980s when he was a chaplain at Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt.

At a hearing in the Wellington District Court on Tuesday, Judge Bruce Davidson set Mr Hercock's trial down for May next year.

A pre-trial hearing will be held in Wellington next month.