There is movement happening in society…victims are rebelling against a law designed to protect them. They are seeking to overturn name suppression in sex abuse cases.
They are doing this because there is likely to be other victims that secrecy prevents them from being uncovered.
This is why name suppression of offenders must end. By all means protect victim with name suppression, but we need to stop allowing criminals to hide behind their victims.
Victims of a serial paedophile fighting to keep his name secret will today ask a judge to lift suppression of their names.
The two women, who live in Christchurch, were in tears this week as they recounted details of the sex crimes the man committed against them four decades ago.
They believe he used the automatic name suppression granted to all victims of sexual abuse to hide his past. They want his name made public so parents can keep their children safe.
There could also be other victims who had not spoken to police, they said.
“He’s just a mongrel,” one of the victims said. Â Read more »