As a part of Operation Elephant, a former Child and Youth Family caregiver was arrested this time last year. His case is once again making headlines after Justice Christian Whata decided that the suppression order keeping his name from being known can be continued through January 17th. He would need to challenge the expiration of the suppression order to prolong it.
The man appeared before Justice Brewer in the High Court at Auckland the morning of March 13th and pleaded not guilty to a total of 43 charges related to the physical and sexual abuse of 17 boys.
The Crown, however, has made it clear that it wants the man named publicly before he goes to trial in April, 2020 so that any other victims have the opportunity to come forward.