A long drop off a short rope, Ctd

NZ Herald

Shooting is too good for scum like this:

There was an element of grooming involved in the case of a 78-year-old Murupara man, who bought ice-cream and lollies for an 8-year-old girl before sexually assaulting her, a High Court judge said.

Colin Moore Barnett was recently sentenced in the High Court at Rotorua to eight years’ jail after previously pleading guilty to two charges of unlawful sexual connection on January 22, 2010.

In his sentencing notes released to The Daily Post, Justice Graham Lang said that six days before the offending, Barnett was seen sitting next to the girl on a bench in the township of Murupara. Barnett had his arm around her and the girl was stroking his hair. Police were called.

A police officer arrived at Barnett’s home a short time later and found Barnett and the girl having a cup of tea and biscuits. The police took the girl to her home.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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