Final suppression was granted for a 53-year-old man on a charge of sexual grooming of an underage boy, because the boy had registered on the R18 homosexual dating site Grindr.
A judge has ruled that a 51-year-old man should have done more to verify the age of a sexual contact he met through the R18 homosexual dating site Grindr – the boy was aged 15.
After exchanging 1300 instant Facebook messages and 18,000 texts with a 13-year-old girl – including naked photos – a 35-year-old man has admitted meeting and sexually assaulting her.
A 51-year-old man charged with meeting a 15-year-old youth after alleged sexual grooming on Facebook is being allowed to travel overseas.
A man who posed as a social worker to groom a group of teenage runaways and then indecently assaulted one of the boys as he slept has been jailed for two years.
Sex charges have been dropped against a former Christchurch couch-surfing host who was accused of preying on tourists, but he faces a likely jail term after being found guilty today on other sex charges.
A man accused of posing as a social worker to meet young people claims the teenagers gave fabricated evidence against him at his Christchurch District Court jury trial.
A 15-year-old runaway has told of a man who said he was a social worker “being real weird” when he took a group of teenagers to his Aranui house.
A Christchurch man who allegedly pretended to be a social worker to befriend five troubled teens has gone on trial for sexual grooming and indecency with a 13-year-old boy who was part of the group.