Thursday, 21 September 2006

The Christchurch Civic Creche case.

There is now a Wikipedia entry on the controversial Christchurch Civic Creche case in New Zealand:
Peter Hugh McGregor Ellis (born March 30, 1958) is a former Christchurch child care worker who has been at the centre of one of New Zealand's most enduring judicial controversies.
In June 1993 Ellis was found guilty on 16 counts of sexual offences involving children in his care at the Christchurch Civic Creche and was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment.
This outcome has been strongly criticised, with concerns centering around how the children's testimony was obtained and presented to the jury. Ellis has always maintained his innocence and many New Zealanders have supported calls to overturn his convictions...

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