We have already seen the demise of Alistair Thompson’s credibility when he was caught moonlighting on behalf of the Internet Party.
The funny thing is with some sunlight being shone on InternetNZ and the political connections of council members is that as a side issue it has thrown some sunlight on another candidate.
Don Gould is another of the candidates standing for the vacant position as a result of the resignation of Nat Torkington.
His candidate statement leaves out some important information.
You see Don Gould is actually Donald John Gould and he has a criminal past.
In 2008 he was convicted of having a sexual relationship with a 15 year old. The Herald reported:
Christchurch tutor Donald John Gould, 38, has been remanded on bail waiting to be sentenced after he admitted having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. He pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful sexual connection and doing an indecent act.
Christchurch Court News added more information:
A Mairehau man faces a likely prison term for a six-week sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Donald John Gould was remanded on bail to a crown sentencing session on January 23, and warned by Christchurch District Court Judge John Bisphan that jail was “very likely”. Read more »