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New victims emerge as Rolf Harris moved to new prison

Rolf Harris has been moved to a new prison because he was getting the bash.

Harris has reportedly been moved to a another UK prison for his own safety after being bullied by other inmates.

The 84-year-old Australian entertainer is serving five years and nine months after being found guilty of sexually assaulting four girls and had been housed at HMP Bullingdon in Oxfordshire.

But UK newspaper The Sun reports Harris has now been moved to Stafford jail, considered to be a “soft” prison, after being taunted by fellow inmates.

“They were keen to take him down a peg or two,” a source told the paper.

“He was moved to another prison for his own safety about two weeks ago.”

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This judge gets it

Name suppression continues to be contentious, but increasingly judges are understanding the importance of not caving to defence counsel who claim name suppression for their ratbag clients on spurious grounds.

In the case of the creepy bloke from the mosque, the judge isn’t putting up with nonsense.

A Wellington man who indecently assaulted two teenage boys while they slept in a Palmerston North mosque will fight to keep his name secret after a judge declined to give him name suppression.

The 31-year-old was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday to eight months’ home detention for two counts of indecent assault.

The man was given permission to stay at the Palmerston North Islamic Centre in January last year, at the same time a camp was being held there.

He slept in the prayer room, along with a group of young boys.

During the night one boy woke up to find the man groping him.

He tried to stop the man, but he continued to try to touch the boy.

After that, another teenager woke up to find the man groping him.

The two boys reported the incident, and the man told police it did not happen.

He was found guilty of the two offences at a trial earlier this year, and his interim name suppression was to expire yesterday.

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I bet he was registered too, when he was indecently assaulting his female students

Another dirty teacher has been done for diddling his kids.

A former Havelock North school teacher has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting his female students.

Charles John Michael Harter, 63, was a music, mathematics and drama teacher who taught students from his home studio and between October 2012 and June 2014 also taught music and drama at Havelock North Primary School.

The nine counts of indecent assaults, against nine young girls aged between 7 and 12, involved Harter inappropriately touching his students over and under their school uniforms.

One further charge of indecent assault was withdrawn at the Hastings District Court this afternoon.

One victim had weekly guitar lessons during school terms between February and July this year and prior to the lessons had attended large group lessons at Havelock North Primary School with Harter.

Harter would say “time for your lesson”, before reaching over the top of the victim’s shoulders and placing his hands on her breasts, before “jiggling” her private parts with his fingers. ¬† ¬† Read more »

More and more victims are seeking to overturn suppression

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. ¬† Read more »

Entire feral family gains name suppression

Readers¬†might be interested to know the whole westie ¬†feral family appear to have name suppression due to their ‘alleged’ killer teenage sons.

Auckland dairy owner killing – parents in court on aggravated robbery now get name suppression as well!

The father of a 12-year-old charged with the aggravated robbery of West Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar is also facing charges of aggravated robbery.

The son ‚ÄĒ whose name is suppressed because of his age ‚ÄĒ is due to appear in Auckland District Court next week, with his father appearing there less than three weeks later.

It is alleged the 12-year-old jointly committed aggravated robbery with a 13-year-old accomplice, who has also been charged with murder.

The charges stem from the death of Mr Kumar in his Henderson dairy about 7.30am last Tuesday. He was found stabbed in the neck.

The 12-year-old’s father ‚ÄĒ who cannot be named as it would reveal the identity of his son ‚ÄĒ is facing four charges of aggravated robbery, committing burglary with a weapon, threatening to kill or cause grievous bodily harm, and unlawful assembly.

Meanwhile, the Herald can also reveal that the mothers of both boys have been taken to the Tenancy Tribunal by their landlords, owing thousands.

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A solution to feralism?

A commenters suggests a possible solution for the increasing incidence of feralism:

Billions of dollars have been spent on all types of programmes targeting Maori poverty, child abuse, crime, domestic violence, unemployment etc, nothing changes. Successive Governments claim to have the answers and new funding, new incentives, and new promises fail to stem the flow of depravity. Let’s just stop. No more special treatment, no more special funding, no more excuses. Hold parents responsible for the actions of the child. Hold Maori accountable for their over representation in these statistics. Demand they do something about it, because until such time as their own families judge them, it won’t change. STOP throwing money at them ‚Ķ it doesn’t work.

Quite simply welfare doesn’t work.

I have told loads of politicians that welfare doesn’t work, invited them to come visit in South Auckland. One, a Labour MP promised to do so but never has…despite now working near where I was talking about.

If welfare was the answer then it was a bloody stupid question in the first place.

We have poured literally billions of dollars into welfare for various reasons…to protect the kids, to improve health, to make houses warm…the excuses are endless.

All that is generated is increased, weapons grade whinging about needing more….billions more.

If welfare was the answer then poverty, crime, child abuse and many other societal ills would have been solved a long, long time ago.

It is time to do something different.

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Feral is as Feral does

It will be no surprise to anyone that the feral ratbags who “allegedly” stabbed a shopkeeper to death are the offspring of more feral ratbags.

The parents of both boys charged over the death of a dairy owner are in jail or facing active criminal charges.

As shopkeeper Arun Kumar was farewelled in a moving service among his family and friends in Wiri, South Auckland, further details of the lives and families of the 12- and 13-year-old boys can today be revealed.

Because the boys are so young, their names are suppressed. However, the¬†Herald on Sundayhas learned the 13-year-old murder accused’s mother appeared in court this month on dishonesty offences and breaching bail.

The¬†Herald on Sunday¬†understands the 13-year-old’s father is also in custody.

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No rest for the wicked

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Bankruptcy was kind to Terry Serepisos.

Those stung by Terry Serepisos entering¬†bankrupt will be delighted to learn that Whaleoil’s roving Hong Kong correspondent shared row 1 in Business Class with him flying on NZ118 Sydney to Auckland yesterday. ¬†She takes an extremely dim view of people who do not pay their bills and was happy to pass on the information to the news desk. ¬†It was lucky for Terry that he did not owe her money or any of her close friends else the three hour flight would have been a sledge hell.

Terry appears to be doing swimmingly.¬† Read more »

NZ First thinks its supporters are “lazy and forgetful”

It appears that Winston Peters is running NZ First out of their parliamentary office.

This is similar to what Act was busted for back in the Prebble days.

Brendan Horan claims he has been inundated by people wanting to share information about NZ First as he makes new allegations that his former party had breached Parliament’s rules.

Horan’s office today released a memo written by Apirana Dawson, NZ First’s director of operations, to party leader Winston Peters addressing “poor party financial structure and inadequate funds to support the party and to run a campaign”.

Horan alleged last week that Dawson and other NZ First staff were engaged in party work when they were meant to be focused on parliamentary activities. Speaker David Carter has confirmed he is investigating.

In today’s document, from July 2012, Dawson called for the establishment of a system where party members had their fees increased to at least $3 a month, to be paid by direct debit.

The document said the existing system did not raise enough money and there was a lack of accountability mechanisms. ¬† Read more »

Will Kim Dotcom do a runner?

I’ve always said that Kim Dotcom will do a runner.

In his past life when confronted by authorities he has done one of two things…run or attempt or pretend at least to commit suicide.

His Wikipedia page notes:

Schmitz moved to Thailand to avoid investigation[11]¬†where he was subsequently arrested on behalf of German authorities.[32]¬†In response, he allegedly pretended to kill himself online, posting a message on his website that from now on he wished to be known as “His Royal Highness King Kimble the First, Ruler of the Kimpire”.[32][36]¬†He was deported back to Germany where he pleaded guilty to¬†embezzlement¬†in November 2003 and, after five months in jail awaiting trial, again received a suspended sentence (of 20 months).[35]¬†After avoiding a prison sentence for a second time, he left Germany and moved to Hong Kong in late 2003.[11]

Schmitz found Hong Kong to his liking and registered Kimpire Limited in December 2003, soon after moving there. He set up a network of interlinked companies, including Trendax which was claimed to be an artificial intelligence-driven hedge fund delivering an annual return of at least 25%.[37] However, Trendax was never registered with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission and the company was legally not allowed to accept investments or to conduct trades.[18] Dotcom was subsequently convicted for failing to disclose his shareholding to the Securities and Futures Commission, and was fined 8000 Hong Kong dollars.

Then there is the evidence the FBI has provided for his extradition case which shows:

The documents say Mr Van der Kolk and Mr Ortmann spoke twice in two years about their fears their boss, Kim Dotcom, would run away with the company’s money and go into hiding if law enforcement agencies got involved. ¬† Read more »