Depraved boy-buggerer has appeal thrown out. Oh, and he used to be registered

Some people really need to spend some time contemplating a good length of sturdy hemp, and a wobbly stool placed in their cell.

A “depraved” former teacher jailed for 20 years for raping runaway teenage boys has had an appeal against his conviction thrown out.

Graeme Andrew Joblin, 56, groomed vulnerable young boys he met while busking in Christchurch city centre.

He plied them with alcohol and drugs before taking advantage of them by raping and indecently attacking them.

In 2012, he was jailed for 20 years at Christchurch District Court, with a minimum non-parole term of seven years, after being found guilty by jury on 23 charges.  

Judge Farish told him: “This offending could be described as depraved in the extreme”.

In a decision released today, an appeal against his conviction was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

Joblin claimed a miscarriage of justice after claims he did not receive a fair trial.

He alleged his lawyer at the time was lacking in preparation ahead of his trial, and then failed to call witnesses and failed to prepare written submissions or adequately argue various points of law.

But the claims were thrown out by appeal judges who found there to have been no miscarriage of justice.

Another of those registered teachers that registration is supposed to protect the kids from.

Not a word from the teachers’ unions, nor from Chris Hipkins.

 

– NZ Herald


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