A scumbag teacher was sentenced to a 3 year fail term today. Â I decided to check if he was deregistered.
A little more searching found the PDF of the decision to deregister him about 6 weeks ago.
Compare that to the wealth of information available from the media
The victims were nine girls aged between eight and 12.
Harter was a part-time drama and music teacher at Havelock North Primary School from October 2012 until June this year.
He was teaching music, mathematics and drama from his home until his arrest after two of his victims informed their parents of his offending in late July.
Crown lawyer Rebecca Guthrie said Harter’s offending was “repetitive and predatory” against nine vulnerable victims and the lasting effects may not be known for some time.
Harter’s lawyer Tony Snell said Harter accepted he would get a prison sentence.
Snell said Harter was a “high achiever” who had suffered depression his whole life.
He had been deeply affected by the death of his ex-wife in the Carterton hot ballon tragedy in 2012.
That’s right. Â The explanationÂ for him fiddling with young girls’ breasts and bottoms is because he lost his wife.