Kermadec Crunchy-Wasp found Guilty, now name him

The “Olympian”, aka Kermadec Crunchy-Wasp, the tough guy who likes to bash woman but is afraid of his own name has been found guilty of sexual assault:

A former Olympic athlete has been found guilty of sexual and physical assaults on his then-wife and an ex-girlfriend.

The man, whose name is suppressed so as not to identify the complainants, learnt his fate in the High Court at Auckland today after a two-week trial.

Dressed in a smart dark gray suit, he showed little emotion as the verdicts were read.

The former Olympian was found guilty of three counts of rape, one of sexual violation, one count of injuring with intent and one count of male assaults female.

However he was cleared of a further count of rape and one of sexual violation, kidnapping, two counts of injuring with intent to injure and one of assault.

The charges he was found guilty of related to both complainants.

The jury were told they must not name the Olympic athlete, whose suppression will continue unless a further order is made by the court overturning it.

He was remanded in custody until his sentencing at the end of September.

Disclaimer: I was found guilty of the summary offence of naming Kermadec Crunchy-Wasp in 2010.

For the benefit of Dr Chris Pemberton, of University of Otago and Catholic Conservative who insists on defaming me and for the creepy, sanctimonious stalker, I will use Graeme Edgeler’s precise definition of a Summary Offence:

A breach of a summary offence isn’t technically a “crime”. The term crime is defined in the Crimes Act 1961 as an offence which may be proceeded against by indictment.

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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.