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Rotorua coach denies abusing young boys

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/03/2017

A Rotorua sports coach has vehemently denied allegations of sexual offending against young boys at a sleep-over.

Pamela Kulukulu Purdie, 23, has been charged with intentionally exposing six youths under 16 to indecent material, indecently assaulting and performing an indecent act on one of them when he was 12.

Giving evidence at the Rotorua District Court on Thursday, she said the boys' testimony about what allegedly occurred when they had a sleep-over at her home was based on lies.

Cross-examined by prosecutor Ngaroma Tahana, she reiterated this but conceded it had been her phone the boys watched two pornographic videos on.

But she denied she had searched the videos up, agreeing they were disgusting, vulgar and inappropriate for young boys to watch.

She also refuted producing a sex toy, getting into bed with two of the boys, fondling one intimately or putting his hand on her exposed breasts.

"It is a complete and utter fabrication," she said.

She agreed three weeks before the alleged incidents she'd sent a message to the boy by at the centre of the allegations calling him Superman.

But she disputed she'd ever seen him as someone sexually available to her and roundly denounced Ms Tahana's claim it was she who was lying.

The prosecution and defence are to sum up their cases on Thursday afternoon.

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