What is he? 37 or 34? The Herald has no idea

Obviously the “decent journalist, trained and skilled” was really struggling with this article:



The dodgy pedo ratbag has denied these charges but with police adding more he finally decided to fess up.

A prominent Northland businessman and former Child Youth and Family foster parent has pleaded guilty to nine counts of child sex offending.

Daniel Taylor, 37, of Kaitaia, changed his plea in the High Court at Whangarei today after the Crown presented an amended indictment with nine charges.

The 34-year-old previously faced 19 charges in relation to sexual assaults on both teen and pre-teen boys between 2007 and 2011.

The High Court granted the Crown leave to file amended indictments and some of the charges have been combined into representative indictments.

He now faced one charge of indecent assault on a boy aged under 16 years, six charges of indecent assault on a boy aged between 12 and 16 years, one charge of indecent assault on a boy aged over 16 years, and one charge of attempted sexual connection with a boy aged under 12 years.

A foster parent for Child, Youth and Family and vice president of the Kaitaia Business Association, Taylor was arrested last year and initially denied the charges. He was supposed to stand trial in Whangarei next month.

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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.