A long drop off a short rope

Some people need a long drop off a short rope:

An 33-year-old man continued a relationship with a teenage girl, despite being charged with having under-age sex with her.

Craig Richard Philpot, unemployed, was also getting texts from another 15-year-old girl until his 14-year-old girlfriend told her to stop.

Philpot will stay in custody for his Christchurch District Court sentencing on June 22, after admitting four charges at a court sitting inside the men’s prison today.

He admitted two charges of grooming and meeting under-age girls, and two charges of having sex with a girl aged under 16.

Some have been laid as representative charges, indicating the offences occurred repeatedly.

He will also be sentenced on a drink-driving charge he has admitted.

He faces being given a first-strike warning at his sentencing under the Government’s tougher sentencing regime for repeat serious offenders.

Labour would have people like this on the streets as they oppose the three strikes legislation.

UPDATE: Here is another deserving of the long drop.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.