Questions over name suppression

Newstalk ZB 13 Nov 2011
There are questions as to why a man found guilty of organising underage sex tours to Thailand has been granted name suppression. Lobby group Family First says the community has a right to be aware of his identity in order to protect themselves from him. It points out earlier this year Christchurch judge David Saunders said that the ‘naming and shaming’ of offenders has a real deterrent effect. Family First says the protection of the community should always outweigh the rights of an offender to be able to mask their crime, especially in a case like this involving the exploitation of highly vulnerable people.