Despicable scumbag

What a despicable scumbag…blaming his victims for his offending.

There is no possibility of this scumbag being rehabilitated, the only known cure for scumbag like this is a copper coated lead injection.

A former Morrinsville Scout leader and Bible studies teacher blames his victims for the sexual crimes which have landed him in jail for 16 years.

The severity of the sexual assaults and the breach of trust by Matamata man Donald Wilson McKenzie, 67, mean he will serve the prison term with a minimum non-parole period of eight years on 15 sexual assault charges.

The sentence was handed down by Judge David Wilson QC in the Hamilton District Court on Friday.

The charges included unlawful and attempted unlawful sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection on a boy aged between 12 and 16 and committing an indecent act on a boy.

McKenzie admitted the charges on the fourth of a five-day trial in Hamilton District Court in October.

Until 1999 McKenzie also taught Bible studies in Waikato schools until 2013 when his offending was exposed. 

The first victim met McKenzie through Scouts and was 14 when the offending took place.

Crown prosecutor Louella Dunn said the offending carried on for about six months.

It occurred during the late 1990s when McKenzie lived in Newstead.

He met his second victim about four years ago when he was 11. The offending continued for about three years.

Dunn said McKenzie’s pre-sentence report made “very disturbing reading” and revealed he was still in denial of his actions.

“Mr McKenzie lacks any form of victim empathy or understanding of his offending, and even as of today appears to put blame on these two victims for his predicament today.”

She said the offending was also a serious breach of trust.

What a scumbag.

No doubt Kim Workman will think this scumbag can be rehabilitated.

There is only one positive from this case, he didn’t manage to convince a judge he needed name suppression.


– Fairfax

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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.