Child sex tour offender says he's been harassed
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 6:11p.m.
By Michael Morrah
The first New Zealander to be convicted of organising a child sex tour has complained of being assaulted and harassed while behind bars.
The details emerged as David Wales was sentenced today on separate charges of possessing objectionable material.
David Wales is already serving a three-year jail term for organising a child sex tour, and in the Manukau District Court today he spoke of the intimidation he has faced behind bars and when he comes to court.
"Every time I come here I get threats," he says. "Even today I have been threatened."
He was in court today facing 10 charges of possessing objectionable material. He was given another month’s jail for those charges but it'll be served concurrently.
"I do not ignore the problems you are facing in custody," said Judge David McNoughton.
Wales has a history of sexually offending against teenage boys in Australia, and when he was deported to New Zealand he worked at a motel in South Auckland. He has also performed on stage.
Wales lawyer asked the judge to consider rejecting media applications to film him because of the treatment he has received while in jail, but the application was turned down. Wales took particular issue with how 3 News has reported on his case.
Wales has been remanded in custody.
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23/06/2012 12:06:37 p.m.
Jail is not supposed to be a holiday. Everybody knows child sex offenders get a hard time in jail - thats why we send them there. They do sick things to innocent children, they get thrown to the dogs. Personally I'm glad to hear of his troubles and I hope they continue.
23/06/2012 11:23:34 a.m.
What a sicko, keep him away from Kiwi kids too, chuck away the key,,
23/06/2012 10:12:12 a.m.
I don't care how he his harassed. He deserves it. Abusing children is wrong. Harassesment is not enough, he should be punished severley
22/06/2012 7:56:26 p.m.
This offender has been reported as the front man for the Wanganui Brass Band. This is simply untrue, as he has never been associated with "Brass Wanganui". He performed once as an invited singer, along with others, for a one off performance.
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