Monday, March 05, 2007


Just when you think things can't get any more awful:

Shipton, suspended Assistant Police Commissioner Clint Rickards and former Rotorua police officer Bob Schollum were defence witnesses in the 1994 trial of a policeman charged with raping Nicholas as a teenager [she was 13] in Murupara. After three trials - the first two were aborted - he was acquitted.

The trio attacked Nicholas' credibility by testifying she had had group sex with them in 1985 and 1986, allegations which later formed the basis of her high-profile rape complaint.


How does the fact that an 18 year old has consensual group sex (which wasn't consensual) prove that she wasn't raped when she was 13?

What is wrong with our rape shield laws?

How can this be evidence when the number of women these men have raped is considered irrelevant?


  1. Anonymous7:36 am

    John Dewar was the cop who investigated the first allegations. In the two trials that were chucked out he gave inadmissable evidence, thus causing the judges to declare miss-trials. They both heavily criticised him for this and for other matters relating to Shipton, Schollum and Rickards.

    Now Mr Dewar, a friend of all men involved who himself enjoyed group sex with Rickards and Shipton on atleast one occasion, is up on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice etc.

  2. Anonymous8:15 am

    And now suppression orders are in place again so SILENCE ....

    I wonder if this will see the light of day again