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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  • Whafe

    Here is hoping he gets 8 years of pain in prison…………..

  • Can someone (Whale?) tell me what CTD means? None of these seem to fit… http://www.acronymfinder.com/Slang/CTD.html

    • It means Continued….as in a theme…in this case highlighting people who would benefit from a long drop off a short rope tied around their neck.

  • Greg M

    At his age he will probably die in prison, then he will be judged by a higher court.

  • maurieo

    Perhaps his intention was to get caught and die in prison
    Apparently he will get treated better there than out in public
    or in some of our aged care facilities
    and at no cost to his family and with no asset testing
    Not sure if you still get your pension inside?

  • johnbronkhorst

    Nuts, scewered and barbequed, before the long drop off a short rope??

  • Interesting story on the validity of background this – if you read just the piece above you could easily say WTF it’s just some old guy looking after a emotionally lost little girl all a bit innocent, unless you’ve got a “suspicious and/or dirty mind” – then you read more of the story and it becomes decidedly nasty and sinister.

  • Mully

    An “element” of grooming? Talk about an understatement.