Labour deputy leader backs youth camp arrest
Labour's deputy leader Kelvin Davis is backing the arrest of a 20-year-old man charged with indecently assaulting some young people at a Labour Party summer youth camp back in February.
Davis says he's pleased that a man has been arrested over the Waihi Summer Camp scandal.
"Yes, absolutely. I mean now it's before the courts and it has to go through the courts and that process has to play out."
Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old male on four counts of indecent assault on four young women between 16 and 18 years-old.
According to sources, some young people were consuming alcohol and then some of them became intoxicated.
Although Tamati Coffey was at the summer camp he declined to speak to the media.
Davis believes this isn't a distraction; he says Labour is focused on governing the country.
"We're just getting on with governing the country. These things are issues that need to be dealt with and we'll just carry on with what we need to do."
The man is due to appear in the Auckland District Court on July 5.