NSW ex-minister Milton Orkopoulos pleads not guilty to child sex offences

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Former NSW minister, Milton Orkopoulos, has pleaded not guilty to drug supply and child sexual abuse offences, Nine News has reported.

Orkopoulos is accused of supplying prohibited drugs and committing a number of sexual offences against multiple boys, mainly around the Lake Macquarie area in NSW.

The offences allegedly occurred between 1993 and 2003.

The 65-year-old was arraigned in the NSW District Court on Tuesday and during the proceedings, he said “not guilty” 28 times.

A jury is expected to be empanelled for a trial today The trial is expected to last up to four weeks with a jury of 15 people.

Source: 9news.com

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