Otago Daily Times

Paedophile in deportees


AUCKLAND: Some of New Zealand’s newest residents are Australian deportees experience­d in meth traffickin­g, violence and depraved online child sex offences.

Despite ongoing irritation at Australia dumping its unwanted inhabitant­s across the Tasman, a migration expert has said there is not much New Zealand can do to stop the flood.

More than two dozen criminals were kicked out of Australia last week, barely a fortnight after the deportatio­n of another 28 men, including two with outlaw motorcycle gang links.

One of the new deportees is a paedophile jailed for impersonat­ing pop star Justin Bieber to trick girls as young as 12 into sending sexually explicit pictures.

According to News Corp, he is Kent Andrew Garrett, a Melbourne man in his late 40s.

Australian court documents show IT profession­al Garrett, also known as Orson Kent, admitted 29 charges including accessing and soliciting child abuse material in 2014.

Most of the new deportees are known as 501s, after getting visas cancelled for failing the character test under section 501 of Australia’s Migration Act. — The New Zealand Herald

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