Can’t they tell just by looking at his photos

8582395Why is it when you see a photo of a sex offender you immediately just know they are a sex offender?

Why is Immigration checking, just look at his photo.

Immigration New Zealand is reviewing the file of an American man, who was rescued yesterday after being one of a trio overdue for more than a week from a tramp in the Kahurangi National Park.

Guy Verschuur, 51, is listed on the Nebraska Sex Offender register, an official website of the state government.

He was convicted of first degree false imprisonment of a minor in January 1998.

The site had a photo of Verschuur which matched that used by Nelson police, and recorded him as having ‘‘absconded’’. Details of his crime were not listed on the website. 

Police in both New Zealand and the US have said they have no criminal interest in Verschuur, who could not be reached for comment today.

But Immigration NZ said today his file was being ‘‘actively reviewed’’.

‘‘INZ takes the allegations about Mr Verschuur extremely seriously,’’ acting general manager Marie Sullivan said.

‘‘People are required to declare whether or not they are under investigation by a law enforcement agency in any country, or have a criminal record.’’


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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.

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