New child sex charges laid against Cambridge equestrian Andrew Williams

A 52-year-old man charged with the rape of young girls and making recordings now faces seven additional charges as a police investigation continues.

Equestrian Andrew Alan Williams was arrested in May along with his partner Laken Maree Rose, 29, and was charged with indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection with a child.

Williams appeared in Tauranga District Court on August 8 and has been charged with seven additional charges relating to two new, alleged victims. One is a three-year-old.

The charges include four counts of making objectionable publications, two counts of rape of a child under 12 years of age and one charge of possessing an objectionable publication.

Earlier this week his partner Laken Rose was also charged with nine new offences including making objectionable material showing the sexual violation of girls between five and 16 years old and two charges of sexual violation, as a party, of two girls aged three and five.

Detective Sergeant Darrell Brazier said the new charges were laid after police began reviewing a “vast quantity” of images and videos.