Main Street Lodge Owner Pleads Guilty

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mike2Michael Harris, a Kaitaia backpack lodge owner, has pleaded guilty to 42 charges including drugging and indecently assaulting guests and filming intimate recordings of male guests.

Due to be sentenced in December, the Main Street Lodge owner was arrested in 2014 after a guest made a complaint to police following an alleged incident.

Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston said the charges related to at least 14 victims from overseas, as well as one New Zealander.

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