The Herald reports:
Defiant Kāpiti Coast district councillor David Scott is refusing to stand down from his position despite being found guilty of indecent assault against a female council staff member.
The 71-year-old said he had received more than 100 messages of support from ratepayers wanting him to remain at his post.
The jury at a trial at Wellington District Court took three and a half hours to reach the guilty verdict today.
Being found guilty of indecent assault should be enough for any elected official to resign.
Being found guilty of indecent assault for behaviour at an official council function makes it even worse and more necessary to resign.
The indecent assault being against a Council staff member removes any doubt at all that David Scott should resign.
Scott said outside court that his family would be devastated by the verdict.
“I haven’t had any sleep for a year and two months.”
That is unlikely.