Jonathan Marshall at Stuff reports:
The television star who performed a drunken sex act on a four-year-old continues to be employed by at least two big New Zealand companies.
The comedian, whose name is suppressed to protect his victim’s identity, entered a surprise guilty plea in Auckland District Court yesterday.
He admitted performing an indecent act on a child, after originally being charged with the more serious offence of unlawful sexual connection with a person aged under 12. …
If the case had gone to trial, the man’s lawyer, Marie Dyhrberg, intended to tell a jury her client was so intoxicated that he was not aware his victim was a child.
Really? You thought a four year old was an adult because you were drunk????
It is wrong the comedian will have permament name suppression. With respect, the wrong details are being suppressed. What should be suppressed is any details of the crime which would identify the victim. Suppress the fact that it occcured at his partner’s house, rather than his name.Tags: name suppression