The complexity of the Peter Ellis case has just been compounded by new allegations of abuse by a woman…
Allegations Peter Ellis abused a girl before the high-profile Civic Creche offences he was jailed for lack reliability and credibility, his lawyer says.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court was told a woman approached police in February last year to make allegations about Ellis sexually abusing her in 1982 at her home.
The Crown first heard about the new complaint in September last year. The woman’s name is suppressed as is the name of her sister, who has given a corroborating statement.
The new complainant swore an affidavit this week.
…Ellis was convicted after touring evangelical Christians visited Christchurch and convinced the city in town hall meetings that a global satanic cult child sex ring was sexually abusing children.
The horror of how biased Police investigating the case went on to have sexual relationships with the solo mothers of the children abused, the horror of how leading questions were used to elicit compromised answers from the children and the horror of how the evidence was incentivised with ACC payments for any child who was ‘abused’ all combined to create one of the the worst miscarriages of justice ever in this country.
But now Peter Ellis has to also combat the new Post Me Too world where due process is a white cis heteronormative male privilege, where anything a woman says must be believed no matter what and where the evidential threshold is something a person says on Twitter.
I’ll skip the unlikeliness of a Gay male sexually abusing a girl to one side but it seems even in death Peter Ellis can’t get no justice.
Of course any serious allegation of misconduct most be taken seriously and investigated appropriately but this new woke mantra of ‘#IBelieve’ creates an almost religious faith structure rather than the pursuit of the truth and justice.
The Greens want to change the sexual assault courts so that they are designed to find more people guilty of the charges, note they don’t want a better quality of justice, they just want more convictions. Purposely twisting the Court process to create more convictions hasn’t really been pointed out to the majority of NZers yet, but expect this to become a new flash point of the culture wars if Labour attempt to progress this.
I never thought there was anywhere near enough evidence to ever have convicted Peter Ellis and that he was the victim of a hysterical lynch mob.
These days I honestly can’t tell the difference between the Sensible Sentencing Trust get tough on crime lynch mobs and the social media cancel culture woke lynch mobs.
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