Name suppression stigma strikes again [UPDATED]

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If you are a 40-something award-winning entertainer from Auckland then everyone is going to be looking at you sideways…especially the women.

An award-winning kiwi entertainer has been accused of sex offences against four women.

The man, in his 40s, appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty to four counts of indecent assault and two of sexual violation.

The latter charges carry a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in jail.   

Court staff confirmed there was suppression on file but refused to disclose the details of the suppression order.

According to charge sheets, the incidents took place between 2010 and 2013 in Auckland.

The defendant will be back in court in January.

Robb Kidd looks to be up to his old tricks again…giving out just a teeny tiny bit of information, but potentially enough to identify the offender.

Name suppression in cases like this stigmatise the innocent. By all means suppress details of the victims but there are others out there being silently shunned because they are a male, 40 something entertainer based in Auckland.

I have no idea who this person is, and don’t even think about guessing who it is in comments…not only will the mods permanently ban you, but in the event someone reports it to Police I will happily hand over your details to them to assist with their investigations.

UPDATE: Fairfax has narrowed the choices by being more specific…it is now a “television actor” and they have stated their age as 45. If I was one of the handful of innocent blokes in that category I’d be really very angry right now.

 

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