Otago Daily Times

Sup­pres­sion con­tin­ues

- Crime · Discrimination · Incidents · Human Rights · Society · Wellington, New Zealand · District Court

Welling­ton: One of the men ac­cused in re­la­tion to al­le­ga­tions of his­toric sex­ual of­fend­ing at Dil­worth School has lost name sup­pres­sion, but can­not be named yet.

The man in his 70s is charged with four counts of in­de­cently as­sault­ing three dif­fer­ent boys un­der the age of 16 at the Auck­land board­ing school, in the 1980s.

The man had re­ceived in­terim name sup­pres­sion through to next month but the Crown and me­dia en­ti­ties, in­clud­ing RNZ, chal­lenged it in the High Court at Auck­land.

Jus­tice Mark Wool­ford yes­ter­day over­turned the Dis­trict Court rul­ing and said the thresh­old for name sup­pres­sion had not been met.

How­ever, the man’s lawyer, Claire Far­quhar, im­me­di­ately in­di­cated an ap­peal of that rul­ing, and there­fore in­terim name sup­pres­sion con­tin­ues un­til that is heard. — RNZ

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