18 May 2012

Two schools where sex offender worked win suppression

8:26 am on 18 May 2012

Two North Island schools that employed a convicted sex offender have won their fight for permanent name suppression.

Te Rito Henry Miki used fake names and qualifications to get work despite having been convicted of indecently assaulting a boy aged between 12 and 16 and being barred from working with children.

Miki has pleaded guilty to seven charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage and four of breaching a supervision order.

An Auckland District Court judge on Thursday ordered the permanent suppression of the names of the two schools and also the reason one of the schools requested suppression.

An alias used by Miki has also been permanently suppressed.

The names of four other schools that employed Miki have already been released. They are Rangitahi College, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Koutu, Stratford Community Learning Centre and Matapihi Primary School.

Miki is to be sentenced on Friday.