27 Jul 2010

Former CIB boss determined to clear name

10:40 am on 27 July 2010

A former police inspector jailed in connection with rape allegations made against the Police says he will do everything in his power to clear his name.

John Dewar, a former head of Rotorua CIB, was sent to prison in 2007 for attempting to obstruct justice by covering up historical rape claims made by Louise Nicholas.

Mr Dewar was paroled last year after serving 19 months of a four-and-a-half year sentence.

He is now applying for leave to appeal against his conviction to the Supreme Court and maintains that he is innocent.

Mr Dewar says his conviction should be quashed, or his case re-tried, as a matter of fairness for his destroyed reputation, finances and family life.