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Ex-principal on sex abuse charges helped start Christian school

Source One News

Source One News


A former school principal facing historic sex abuse charges in Northland helped set up a Christian school in Auckland in the 1980s, ONE News can reveal.

In 1988, Raymond Melrose was filmed at the opening of a Christian school in Auckland. He went on to teach for 17 years at Kaikohe Christian School in Northland and served as principal.

He was stood down late last year when the sex abuse allegations first came to light.

But the school has kept quiet until now.

Chairman of the school’s board of trustees Mike Norman told ONE News today that it has been “a frustrating year” because he could only ask “so much information” of police.

“And actually I couldn’t give as much information as I wanted to to the staff and community,” he said.

Melrose faces 10 charges against school age boys, many of them serious. The charges date back to the 1960s and ’70s when he was a teacher at an Auckland school.


Source:  One News



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  • conwaycaptain

    Why is it that many of the people who are sex offenders or hide the sausage where they shouldn’t (LB) are “Christians”.

    • opusx

      T.R.E. is the commonly used term. Target Rich Environment.
      Churches, schools, scouts, girl guides…any gathering of your target audience, generally frequented by sheep like parents who themselves are easy to groom.

    • timemagazine

      They are “Christians” just as a cover, to get the trust of kids and their parents.

    • blairmulholland

      Well clearly many of them are gay too. We should be on the lookout for gay Christians ;-)

  • tarkwin

    Why are there so many of these scumbags up North? I hear there are plenty more out there.

    • Agent BallSack

      Hawkes Bay has the highest incidence of child molesters in the community apparently.

      • tarkwin

        I haven’t researched it, but they seem to pop up every five minutes up here.

        • Agent BallSack

          Its probably the warm climates that attract them. Kids are more likely to be in bathing suits etc

    • nani

      Tarkwin I think you find that most of the scumbags that settle in Northland come from out of town, they find the isolation and gullibility: tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived…. of people living in remote isolation , ideal hunting grounds, for the scumbags to do their nasty deeds.
      People are reticent to talk about what they think about a child minder/teacher/carer who doesn’t seem quite right, until the scumbags are caught, then every one has a story to tell about how they thought that person was suspect.
      Not many want to talk about their thoughts about a particular person for fear of either being wrong or denigrated by people who like/love/adore the scumbags, and you will find most scumbags are extremely popular/ loved ,and are thought of doing a great job looking after the children under their care, till they get caught.
      More real open honest and clinical discussion about child molestation is needed and will fore warn children and parents.
      Unfortunately people have a real problem with real talk, about this subject.

  • Col

    Just like Lenny, will do it, and see how long it takes before anyone finds out!!!!
    You would think these dirty Kiddie Fiddlers would see what they have done wrong and bugger off overseas but they don’t because they think it is ok, just like Lenny Dorklander thinks it is ok to Fuck around on his family.

  • philbest

    It’s ironic that while lefty cultural Quislings will make maximum mileage
    out of the hypocrisy of “Christian” child molesters, sheltered in their own ranks
    are people beavering away for “progress” and legal changes that would
    make Graeme Capill a poor persecuted martyr.

    • Agent BallSack

      If Phil Goff got his way with the age of consent at 12, Capill would probably get his convictions quashed.