A former Salvation Army officer has still not entered a plea to assault charges leveled against him last November.
John Dalziel McIver, 77, again appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court last Thursday. He is facing seven charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, four counts of common assault and one of indecent assault on a male. One indecent assault charge has been withdrawn since his arrest on November 2, 2016.
Police alleged McIver committed the offences while serving at the Salvation Army’s Boys Home in Bexley between 1968 and 1974. McIver also served at the Army’s Gill Memorial Boys Home.
On Thursday, Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge adjourned the matter to September 7 in the same court for mention. McIver’s bail conditions were slightly varied. However he must not contact any alleged victims, witnesses or a retired and/or current Salvation Army Officer that is a subject of the investigation.