Name suppression remains in force for a former teacher who masturbated in an empty classroom, so a judge can decide if there should be a permanent order.
The man was found guilty last month in the Auckland District Court of an indecent act in a public place.
The judge decided his name should be made public, but his lawyer took the matter to the High Court.
At the High Court in Auckland today, lawyers discussed whether there were grounds for suppression orders.
The judge reserved her decision, and continued the existing orders until she decides.
You people know how I feel about suppression. And I think this guy shouldn’t have it. But what is perverse is that his case is at the more benign end of the scale, whereas teachers who have had sex with students, or have been sexually assaulting them, continue to have their suppression upheld automatically against the wishes of the victims.
We’re making slow progress, but this is still very annoying.