Pharmacist refused appeal after staff assault

A pharmacy owner has lost a hearing to appeal against a conviction for indecently assaulting a 14-year-old staff member.

Jason Van Lan Ha, aged 50 at the time of the offence, was sentenced in March 2014 to four years imprisonment with a two-year non-parole period for eight charges of indecent acts with a child aged under 16 years.

The offence took place at his pharmacy in Cranbourne, Vic, in 2012, in a &ldquo