A paedophile caught in a nationwide operation offered to pay a man $500 to experience ”sexual gratification” with a young boy, according to a police court summary.
The paedophile, Aaron Ellmers, 41, appeared in Hastings District Court this morning and pleaded guilty to a raft of child sex offences that the Crown has described amongst the country’s worst.
One of the offences involved Ellmers travelling to Christchurch where a man had offered an 18-month-old boy to him for $500.
The father was arrested and is facing charges related to the incident. He has name suppression.
I almost can’t believe that a father could sell sexual favours with his infant son. That is a degree of inhumanity that I just can not fathom.
I hope the father gets a jail sentence as long as the paedophile.
Ellmers had served a prison sentence in Australia before being deported to New Zealand.
He lived in Australia between 1999 and 2008. In 2004 he sexually abused an 8-year-old boy, whom he had groomed after befriending his parents.
He served five years in prison and was deported back to New Zealand in 2008.
In court this morning Crown lawyer Steve Manning said it was among the worst offending of its kind. He asked for the matter to be moved to the High Court as an application for preventative detention would be made.
Good. Sounds like a no brainer.
I was debating with my flatmate this morning which of the two is more evil and should be tortured for longer before being executed. We agreed the father is slightly more evil.