Interim-Interim Name Suppression? Court makes a mockery of the law as they stick up for pedo

The District Court in Auckland today has taken the extra-judicial step of applying”Interim-Interim Name Suppression” on the details of a convicted pedophile who is going to war against the Sensible Sentencing Trust using taxpayer funds via the Privacy Commission.

The Taupo motelier continues to say he has name suppression despite a court minute that contradicts his claim. The Privacy Commission continues to stick up for pedophiles.

What is truly bizarre is you now have a lesser court applying a name suppression over a conviction that was entered in the High Court. Truth published this mans details in 2009, and again last week. In this weeks Truth the mayor of Taupo has his say on the matter. So far only Truth has published his details, the other media are cowards.

The Human Rights Tribunal has ordered that a convicted paedophile cannot be named while it hears an urgent application for an interim suppression order of his identity.

Chairman Roger Haines, QC, made the ruling today at Auckland District Court where the Human Rights Commission is seeking an interim name suppression order for the paedophile after his details were published on the Sensible Sentencing Trust’s online offender register.

The HRC claims the man’s details were suppressed following his conviction at trial in the mid-1990s. 

However, a court minute says there is no evidence of any such suppression order existing and the Sensible Sentencing Trust is fighting the claim.

Mr Haines made the “interim-interim” ruling this morning that media could not publish the name of the man until he had heard the evidence and made a final decision on the overall interim name suppression.

The hearing is expected to conclude today and Mr Haines said he hoped to publish a decision within days.

It is outrageous that considerable taxpayer funds are being applied to this case in order to protect the interests of a pedophile. Meanwhile the Sensible Sentencing Trust is having to fund its own legal defence.

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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.

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He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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