Police widen inquiry into former teacher
Police have widened their investigation into a teacher who admitted sexually abusing children to include former pupils of a Te Kuiti school.
Rueben James Tapara, a former assistant principal of Te Wharekura o te Kaokaoroa o Patetere, last week pleaded guilty in the Hamilton District Court to 10 charges of sexually abusing boys at the Putaruru school and one charge of selling or supplying cannabis.
Sergeant’ – Detective Senior
Mike Whitehead RUEBEN TAPARA: Police have now launched an investigation in to the former deputy principal’s past school in Te Kuiti.