Lynley Bilbey joins the pack of people reporting on the increasing pressure for the Sex Pest to be named
The victim of an indecent act is outraged her attacker gets a say in whether she can reveal her identity.
The woman is making a legal bid to lift her name suppression to tell her story without fear of breaking the law.
But the man who attacked her has a legal right to challenge her bid and a hearing date has been set.
The woman has told supporters she is traumatised and feels she is being revictimised, says Ruth Money of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, who is supporting the woman and her family in trying to overturn the suppression.
“Even [the attacker] to be a party to the proceedings doesn’t make any common sense let alone any legal.
“They just shouldn’t have any rights over these ladies. It’s ridiculous.
“There’s no respect for survivors in this system whatsoever.”
The prominent New Zealander may as well give up now. ¬†The public pressure is so immense, and the application of name suppression in this case so poorly justified, that a decision will go against him eventually. ¬† Read more »