13 Feb 2013

School Trustees Association wants sex offender relocated

11:01 am on 13 February 2013

The School Trustees Association says it is shocked a convicted sex offender has been allowed to serve a supervision sentence near a Hamilton primary school.

It has been reported that the man, who has permanent name suppression, was sentenced in December to nine months supervision after admitting to a charge of indecent assault against a 12-year-old girl.

Association president Lorraine Kerr wonders why the man has been allowed to remain at the address and believes he should be relocated as soon as possible.

The Department of Corrections says it does not have the authority to second guess the judge's decision to allow the man to stay in the house.

A spokesperson says the man cannot move much because of a disability and is being monitored by a probation officer.