The Department of Corrections has caved in and agreed to move a child sex offender out of a south Auckland community after a third public meeting and threats of vigilante action.
Corrections promised 20 Otara residents that a time frame for the man’s relocation would be confirmed by the end of today.
The promise follows a meeting in Otara earlier today where Corrections managers met with a group of worried parents and residents.
Otara Network and Action Committee chair Adele Hamilton says there is concern for the man’s safety after his whereabouts were revealed.
”We need to advise our community that we’re working with the Department of Corrections on having the person removed,” she says.
Auckland Council community advisor Tipi Arthur helped facilitate the meeting and says the community was clear in its demand to have the man removed and it was now waiting for confirmation.
White Island is pretty vacant, I think that would be a suitable place.