Maori Child Abuse

May 15, 2016 2 comments

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Maori children are four times more likely to suffer from abuse and neglect than white children in New Zealand, but mentioning this inconvenient statistic in the media will get you branded as a racist.

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Gamer jailed for critically injuring baby.

December 19, 2014 Leave a comment
Devon Ashley Bird

Devon Ashley Bird

Waipukurau man Devon Ashley Bird, 21, appeared in Napier District Court this morning for sentencing after pleading guilty to ill-treating a child and causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard last month.

Full article here.

Paedophile records himself raping three young girls.

August 30, 2014 2 comments

A high-risk Timaru paedophile who recorded himself raping three young girls has been sentenced to 18 years in jail.

Phillip Brendon Page, 36, was sentenced in the High Court at Timaru today on 26 child sex charges by Justice Rachel Dunningham, who imposed a minimum non-parole period of 10 years.

The 26 charges Page had admitted included five of sexual violation by rape, six of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, 11 of doing an indecent act on a child, two of doing an indecent act on a young person, and two of doing an indecent act with intent to insult or offend.

When he pleaded guilty in the High Court at Christchurch last year, the Crown said the offending involved four girls and two boys and took place over several years.

Full article here.

Former scoutmaster facing historical sex charges found dead.

August 14, 2014 1 comment
Godfrey Ball

Godfrey Ball

Godfrey (aka Geoffrey) Ball, 78, of Masterton, a retired school bus driver who was facing 12 representative sex charges against boys aged 7 to 16, was found dead in his Waterhouse St home on Thursday by neighbours whom the Times-Age understands were supporting him. The alleged offending took place in Wellington between 1964 and 1985 and related to sexual assault and sodomy.

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Accused murderer of baby named.

July 10, 2014 1 comment
Charlie Lackner (accused) with baby Cassius Takiari.

Charlie Lackner (accused) with baby Cassius Takiari.

Charlie Lackner, 33, of Hamilton East, appeared before the High Court at Hamilton this morning to face a charge of murdering his 8-month-old son Cassius Takiari.

Full article here.

Internet predator admits sexually assaulting 12-year-old.

May 15, 2014 1 comment
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Kayne Storm McIntyre

An 18-year-old man has admitted indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl, but denies sexually grooming her in an online chatroom.

In Masterton District Court this morning, Kayne Storm McIntyre pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting the girl after allegedly driving from Rotorua to a Wairarapa home and picking her up.

Full article here.

‘Man’ found guilty of wounding baby.

May 15, 2014 Leave a comment

An Auckland man who jammed his fingers into his daughter’s throat causing her to almost drown in her own blood has been jailed.

The 27-year-old man – whose name is suppressed to protect the identity of his child – was found guilty at trial of wounding with reckless disregard and injuring with reckless disregard.

The charges came from an incident in February last year when the man and his partner were woken up by their 27-day-old baby crying.

The girl’s mother picked up the baby and brought her and a bottle into the bedroom where the offender lay in bed.

She left her daughter to be fed by her partner but when she returned shortly afterwards there was blood streaming from the girl’s mouth.

Full article here.