15 Mar 2012

Fresh charges laid against sex offender

3:14 pm on 15 March 2012

A convicted sex offender who found employment in several schools is now facing fresh charges of falsifying his CV to get the jobs.

The 41-year-old, who has name suppression, has appeared in the Auckland District Court Thursday morning.

He has entered no plea to six charges of submitting a false CV to gain employment at six schools.

Another charge relates to the false use of a birth certificate.

A ministerial inquiry is underway into how the man was employed at the schools after he was convicted of sex offences against a minor in 2004.

Court orders prevent the schools from being identified.

The man's lawyer Ron Mansfield said the new charges were laid by the police on Wednesday and are on top of four counts of breaching an extended supervision order.

He will reappear in court early April.