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High-profile Kiwi businessman to plead not guilty over ‘child abuse material’

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New Zealand investor and corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley has appeared in a Sydney court over the alleged possession of child abuse material.

Sir Ron Brierley leaves the  Downing Centre Local Court after his appearance on possession of child abuse material charges.

New Zealand investor and corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley has appeared in a Sydney court over the alleged possession of child abuse material.

Multi-millionaire Brierley, 82, was walking with a cane when he appeared at Downing Centre Local Court today.

He is facing six counts of possessing child abuse material.

The court heard Brierley intends to plead not guilty but a formal plea is yet to be entered.

The 82-year-old was allegedly in possession of photos and videos of girls aged between two and 15 in sexually suggestive positions, court documents said.

The 82-year-old was arrested at Sydney International Airport in December.

The charges also relate to documents that allegedly spoke of the rape of children.

The New Zealand-born businessman, who has a home in Sydney's exclusive Point Piper, was arrested in December at Sydney International Airport after being searched while boarding a plane.

His laptop and electronic storage devices were found to allegedly contain large amounts of child abuse material.

Brierley, who is on bail, is due to reappear at the same court on April 2.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/sir-ron-brierley-to-plead-not-guilty-to-child-abuse-material-charges/75ad3b4c-a9cb-42f5-ad4b-87ec08197e25

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