Allegations of Sexual Abuse

False Allegations

Michael Neville case

Newstalk ZB
December 2 2004

Teacher not guilty on abuse charges

A Horowhenua teacher charged with the indecent assault of four former students has been found not guilty on all four charges.

A jury at the Palmerston North District Court has just returned with its verdict.

Supporters of Michael Neville erupted into cheers in the courtroom when the verdict was delivered.

The jury began considering its verdict yesterday.

It saw a re-run this morning of video evidence of one of the complainants and heard the transcript of the girl's cross examination as well.

The girl's account was central to the Crown's case.