Deport him…now

NZ Herald

A convicted sex criminal is trying to fight his extradition because it will break up his family…the 15 year old he had sex with killed herself. I think the place to find sympathy is in the dictionary somewhere between shit and syphilis:

A man jailed for sex with an underage girl who killed herself after the relationship ended is fighting his deportation to Samoa.

Pelesasa Tiumalu appeared at a hearing before the Immigration and Protection Tribunal at Auckland District Court today to appeal against a deportation order on humanitarian grounds, saying it would break up his family and stop him from providing for them.

Tiumalu is serving a sentence of four years and three months for having sex with a minor – Rotoru teen Hayley-Anne Fenton.

The 15-year-old killed herself shortly after receiving a text message she thought was from her “first love”, Tiumalu, telling her, “Go Kill yourself, I don’t care”.

Hours after the dying teenager was taken to hospital, her father had to make the decision to turn off her life support machine.

Tiumala’s wife, Elina, had been intercepting Hayley’s suicidal text messages all day and replying with abuse. She was later sentenced to a nine-month good behaviour bond on charges of intimidation.

Tiumalu told the tribunal today that his wife and two young children would suffer if he went back to Samoa, where he would probably live with his mother.

Send him back, why is he still here anyway.


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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.

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