Manawatu Standard

Six years for four decades of sex abuse


A paedophile whose offending stretches back to the 1980s has admitted grooming boys with alcohol, drugs and money and showing them pornograph­y before sexually abusing them. Yesterday, Wayne Gillman Moonie was sentenced to six years and five months in prison when he appeared at the Auckland District Court. He was to stand trial with Richard Charles Galloway, a former Scout leader at Dilworth School in Auckland. Galloway died from cancer in November, having denied the charges. Moonie admitted charges of doing indecent acts on boys, one of showing a boy pornograph­y, and a representa­tive charge of sharing child sex abuse images online. A survivor of his abuse, Roger Allison, took the step of asking the court to lift his statutory name suppressio­n. He wept as he told the court of the devastatio­n caused by Moonie’s sexual offending, and described Moonie and his friends as ‘‘cockroache­s’’. Moonie’s name has been added to the sex offender’s register.

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