Kāpiti Coast Councillor David Scott has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a woman staff member.
The jury reached its verdict in the Wellington District Court this afternoon after three and a-half hours of deliberation.
Cr Scott, 71, had been charged with indecent assault after it was alleged he thrust his genitals against the staff member at a morning tea last year.
He pleaded not guilty.
A Stuff report says Mr Scott had a number of supporters in the back of the court for the verdict. The woman who made the complaint against him was also present.