How is he not a child sex offender?

The Herald reports:

A South Island teacher has admitted sexually assaulting a schoolgirl more than six years ago.
The teacher, in his 60s, touched and forcibly kissed a 9-year-old girl in 2012.
She was scared and when she tried to run away, she noticed the man’s exposed penis, the Greymouth District Court heard today.
The man earlier admitted a charge of doing an indecent act on a 9-year-old child between August 31 and September 30, 2012.

At court this afternoon, he was sentenced to six months of community detention and will be subject to extensive supervision, with special conditions, for two years. …

The man was given credit, and a reduction in sentence, for an early guilty plea, previous “impeccable character”, no history of offending, being assessed a low risk of reoffending, and the offending being deemed at the lower end of the scale of the charge.
He has not been placed on the Child Sex Offender Register.

How is this man not placed on the child sex offender register?

The man claimed he had no intention of exposing his genitals but rather it was “an accident involving clothing”.

Oh so he just got so excited from kissing the nine year old, it just pushed its way out.

He’s in his sixties, he was her teacher and he was sexually attracted to a nine year old, and acted on it. Again how does this not qualify for the child sex offender register?

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