Another dodgy pedo teacher has been outed. I just bet he was registered too, since the unions claim this protects the children and it is why Charter Schools should be opposed.
What the Teacher unions and the Teachers’ Council fail to understand is it their cone of silence over sex offenders that harms children, it is name suppression that harms children by allowing them to remain anonymous. Now that he has been named I bet there will be an avalanche of fresh charges.
Every time I see a case like this and the Judges refusing to continue name suppression I am glad I made my stand to get the law changed.
A man facing a raft of sex and drug-related charges in connection with seven young women can now be revealed as a senior teacher.
Name suppression has been lifted for Damian Christopher Gillard, 43, after an appeal hearing in the High Court at Auckland yesterday was abandoned.
He initially faced three criminal charges of grooming for sex, unlawful sexual connection with a child aged between 12 and 16 and offering to supply methamphetamine.
However, several other alleged victims have since come forward and Gillard now faces four additional charges of indecency with a girl aged 12-16, one of indecent assault, two further charges of offering to supply methamphetamine, two of supplying methamphetamine and one charge of assisting someone under 18 to supply sexual services.
“All the allegations are strongly denied,” said defence lawyer Paul Wicks.
Gillard is the head of the te reo Maori department at Papatoetoe High School in South Auckland.
He has worked there for 10 years but was suspended in July when police notified the school of the pending criminal charges.