I bet he was registered, Ctd

The Teacher’s unions all say on of the worst aspects of charter schools is that registration of teachers isn’t compulsory. They use this citing the danger to the pupils of unregistered teachers.

Presumably then this guy was a registered teacher when he committed his crimes against children. How did registration go in protecting his victims?

A woman who was sexually abused as a child by a deputy principal cried as she told the perpetrator how much he had destroyed her life.

“I was not murdered but the woman I could have become doesn’t exist because Norm violated me,” the woman told Rotorua District Court today during the sentencing of 65-year-old Norman John Foote.

Foote, who is a former deputy principal now living in Rotorua, was sentenced to nine years’ jail after he was previously found guilty of two charges of sexually violating the girl by unlawful sexual connection and four charges of either doing an indecent act on the girl or indecently assaulting her.

The offences were committed over a nine-year period in the 1990s, starting when the complainant was a child.

Foote had also previously been jailed for possessing more than 1000 images of child pornography.

Foote sexually abused the girl while he was deputy principal of an East Coast school. He is no longer employed in schools.


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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.

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