Ministerial Inquiry: Sex Offender in Education Sector

Article – Mark P. Williams

The Education Minister, Hon. Hekia Parata, today announced a Ministerial Inquiry into the employment of a convicted sex offender in the education sector. Ministers were informed that a convicted sex offender had been found in breach of their conditions …

Ministerial Inquiry Announced
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By Mark P. Williams

The Education Minister, Hon. Hekia Parata, today announced a Ministerial Inquiry into the employment of a convicted sex offender in the education sector.

Ministers were informed that a convicted sex offender had been found in breach of their conditions of release. The offender, Person A, was found to have been working in education under multiple identities. At least two schools are known to be involved and have been informed and granted suppression orders. It is possible that six other schools may also be affected.

The inquiry will be conducted by former ombudsman Mel Smith who was also present at the press conference today.

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