Hurimoana Dennis faces kidnapping charges

By Heeni Brown

Ministry of Justice and Police confirm 51-year-old Senior Police Officer Hurimoana Dennis will be facing two charges of kidnapping.

One charge is in relation to an alleged incident at Auckland City Police station and another relating to an alleged incident at the Auckland International Airport last year.

Dennis has been under investigation since last year for allegedly locking a teenage boy in an Auckland Police station cell, in an attempt
to end a sexual relationship with an underage girl.

Dennis was stood down by Police in September last year after a complaint was laid by the teenage boy.

He is due to appear in the Auckland District Court next Thursday.