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Raped in NZ

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UPDATE –  Raping in NZ with implied impunity: Fewer than 1 in 100 rapists and sexual offenders go to prison [Added Nov. 2019]

FOREWORD: In New Zealand we are bullied and intimidated from birth, with many of us, both men and women, Maori and European, being sexually abused into a permanent state of submission with the help of the “security apparatus” of our POLICE STATE. Generation after generation of us are being systematically raped, dehumanized and dragged into warmongery. We’re brainwashed by the military propaganda* and permanent war narrative, forced to abide by the premise of what [locally] constitutes as being “brave”, “fair”, “freak”, “unlucky”… This includes having to accept every BS and cock-and-bull story [collectively, disinformation] we are fed, so long as it’s being cooked up and dispensed by the Axis of Evil. [This way, information, knowledge and expectations are kept at the officially sanctioned  “poverty” level; and it’s merciless, come maim or murder.]

*[The Anzac Day, New Zealand Wars Day, Cambrai Day,  St Barbara’s Day, NZ Army Day…]

Child Rape: An Inseparable Part of the Police State

Original article sent by Dr R.

New Zealand has the highest rate of child rapes in the world!

Previously we said: New Zealand synonymous with child porn and bestiality

And: New Zealand: The Ideal Sanctuary for pedophiles

About one half all girls and a third of all boys in New Zealand are raped [or sexually molested] before the age of 16.

Rape Prevention Education (RPE) director Kim McGregor said the sexual abuse of children was occurring daily around New Zealand and silence was a big reason why it continued.

“Where is the public outrage about the rape of our children and young people?

“It is Rape Awareness Week so where are the government statements, policies about how they intend to tackle the extremely high levels of sexual violation of our children and young people,” Dr McGregor asked.

She said offenders stayed quiet to avoid punishment while children and families were silenced by guilt, fear, threats or confusion.

“Most sex offenders are living with us and our children in our communities because less than 10 percent of crimes of sexual violence are reported to police, and of that small number only about 10 in 100 cases will (see) the sex offender convicted.”

Dr McGregor said it was up to communities to protect children.

RPE, along with survivor advocates Louise Nicholas and Aaron Gilmore, is using Rape Awareness Week to launch a fundraising campaign to help combat sex violence and abuse.

The organisation estimated that a $3 donation would help them educate one New Zealander about how to identify the warning signs of predatory and grooming behaviour and how to safely respond.—NZPA


Why are so many children raped and sexually abused in New Zealand?

Rape is a torture routine, a weapon of mind control and subjugation used by the establishment to repress ordinary people in this country.

New Zealand has the highest rate of RAPE in the world

Only 9 percent  of rapes [and sexual crimes] are reported [registered by the police] in New Zealand according to government figures. Of the reported cases, only 13 percent end in a conviction.

91 percent of the rapes either go unreported, or the victims are intimidated by the police to drop complaints.

Avoid having your sweethearts raped and robbed! Don’t take them to New Zealand!

See also:

A partial list of  foreigners raped and robbed in New Zealand over a short period of time, and other selected cases, follow:

Other Rapes:

See also Search Results of about 2,000 entries for keyword(s) rape


Ritualised Bastardisation

Rape: a weapon of mind control and subjugation used overtly by the establishment against young adults, military recruits

More than 90 per cent of NZ women are raped by the age of 19 –Independent Researchers

We’ve previously talked about the culture of rape in  NZ, and how rape is used as a weapon to control generations after generation of Kiwis, both women and men.

Rape is used as a weapon of subjugation and professional corruption in New Zealand. The establishment cannot thrive in an environment free of rape, bullying and blackmail…

About one half all girls and a third of all boys in New Zealand are raped [or sexually molested] before the age of 16.

Why are so many children [allowed to be] raped, sexually abused in New Zealand?

Rape is a torture routine, a weapon of mind control and subjugation used by the establishment to repress ordinary people in this country.

[How else would you get otherwise ordinary people to put on a uniform, fly half way across the world to rape and murder women and children and urinate on the dead corpses?]

Anyone who didn’t believe us should read the following:

NZ male childhood abuse ‘huge’ by SALLY KIDSON

“Statistics in New Zealand showed one in eight boys had been abused in childhood, but he believed abuse was seriously under-reported.

“The United States believed one in six boys had been sexually abused and Canada used figures of one in four boys having been abused in childhood.

“He believed New Zealand’s real rate of abuse might be as high as Canada or even higher at one in three boys.

“When he first started doing this work in the mid-1990s, most men coming forward who had suffered abuse were in their 30s and early 40s.”

Sexual assault ‘normalised’ at Dunedin’s Knox college, former students allege

One student who spoke anonymously to Critic also told the Otago Daily Times she was sexually assaulted by a fellow student at Knox in 2015 and raped by another student the following year, after he walked her home after an event.

She never reported it, and none of the other students she told at Knox thought it was that important, she said. She had the impression it was “very normalised“.

Rape: a torture routine, a weapon of mind control and subjugation used overtly by the establishment against ordinary people!

Lawyer raped by senior male colleague

‘I was very upset and angry that I had been violated‘: “A lawyer who says she was raped by a senior male colleague while summer clerking, is telling her story to encourage others to come forward.”

Meanwhile, back in Auckland, yet another woman was raped in her own home…

A 45-year-old woman was raped by a “tall, light-skinned” man in her suburban home in New Lynn, west Auckland, early Saturday, Waitakere police said.

New Zealand has the highest rate of RAPE in the world (OECD)

Only 9 percent  of rapes [and sexual crimes] are reported [registered by the police] in New Zealand according to government figures. Of the reported cases, only 13 percent end in a conviction.

91 percent of the rapes either go unreported, or the victims are intimidated by the police to drop complaints.

Avoid having your sweethearts raped and robbed! Don’t take them to New Zealand!

Why the military rapes its young recruits?

‘Royal commission: Defence force recruits forced to rape each other, inquiry told’

“Teenage Australian Defence Force recruits [like their kiwi counterparts] were subjected to horrific sex acts and a pattern of intimidation that allegedly caused one to suicide, a royal commission has been told.

“In his opening address to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, counsel assisting the commission Angus Stewart, SC, said navy recruits were subjected to ‘ritualised practices of bastardisation that were designed to break in and humiliate new entrants’”. http://www.smh.com.au/national/royal-commission-into-child-sexual-abuse-defence-force-recruits-forced-to-rape-each-other-20160621-gpo36m.html

“On multiple occasions I was snatched in the middle of the night and dragged to a sports oval,” he said.

“I was forced to suck another recruit’s penis or lick a junior recruit’s anus. This was often after another recruit had been buggered by an older recruit and ejaculated into.

“Other times I was forced to have anal intercourse with junior recruits or I was raped by another junior recruit who was directed to do so by the older recruits or base staff,” said CJA. “This happened repeatedly.”

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  7. surfer said

  8. John said

    […] NZ is a very safe place.

    [Read the post carefully and work out the figures. Oh, and don’t try to bullshit the readers with statement like that. Moderator K.]

  9. kevin said

    Ex-army sergeant jailed 10 years for raping girl, 4

    A former army sergeant who raped a pre-school girl was jailed for 10 years today.

    Alexandre James Pancheri Harpur, 40, will not be eligible for parole for at least six years, after being sentenced by Justice Alan MacKenzie at the High Court in Palmerston North today, The Manawatu Standard reported.

    Harpur pleaded guilty to raping a four-year-old girl in 2005, four sexual violation counts against the girl, one charge of attempted unlawful sex and 12 of making objectionable material.
    Justice MacKenzie told Harpur: “A lengthy period of imprisonment is necessary to protect the community from you. Offending of this sort against young children can have life-long consequences for the victim.”

  10. Rob said

  11. James said

    The justice department figures say only nine per cent of sexual offences are reported to police. It’s a huge assumption for you to twist that to say 91 per cent of rapes aren’t reported. How do you know every unreported offence was rape?

    The figures were collected by a random survey asking people to share incidents they thought may have been a crime. It makes more sense to assume the majority of offences were minor, considering the victim wasn’t even sure that whatever happened was a criminal act.

  12. te2ataria said

    @ James
    Ken Clearwater, the manager of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust, believes one in three boys in NZ are sexually abused.
    The rest is simple arithmetic.


    “A Massey University survey released this week showed 28 per cent of 16- and 17-year-old girls were binge-drinking, downing at least 8 standard drinks in a typical drinking session.”

    “Police are having to shelve sexual assault complaints because witnesses are too drunk to remember the details.

    “Sometimes it is so bad that they can’t remember anything, nothing at all about the sexual assault,” Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Greene of Hamilton told the Weekend Herald.


  13. mikebartnz said

    In 2010 NZ had 25.8 rapes per 100,000 and I counted 11 countries with a greater tally and that is with incomplete data for the year 2010 from some countries and some of those had vastly worse statistics than NZ so your headline of “New Zealand has the highest rate of RAPE in the world” is BS.

  14. mikebartnz said

    Quote”You can keep your head between your legs and ignore the facts:”

    So do you think that the 11 countries with a greater tally than NZ have a hundred percent reporting of crime. Sorry you didn’t show a lot of intelligence in that post and that is typical of people that attack the messenger and not the message.
    The fact is if a rape is unreported how on earth can they come up with the figure of only 9% of rapes are reported.
    In no way do I condone rape or any crime but I also don’t like false and sensational reporting.

    [You mean how the government arrived at the figure of 9%?
    See http://www.justice.govt.nz/media/media-releases/media-release-archive/painting-a-picture-of-crime-in-new-zealand — p.s. ever heard of research, polls, etc…? Moderator Ed.]

  15. BF said

    I can agree with what is written here,me and my parents have lived in NZ for 19 years and in 2010, we got robbed, laptop was stolen and it took the Police Farce 3 days to show up at the crime scene

  16. BF said

    Based on what I hear from numerous sources, I can also add in 99% of the time,the NZ Police let the criminals get away with it!

  17. JLT said

    New Zealand is still in the top 5 – Top 5 Countries with the Highest Rates of Rape


    “New Zealand The recent scandal of the “Roast Buster” exposed the truth about rape in New Zealand.

    A group of boys from West Auckland, calling themselves “Roast Busters”, targeted often underage teenage girls, plied them with alcohol and then gang-raped them.

    The videos of the sexual assaults were then uploaded to social media sites.

    Sexual assaults rose 15% in a year, and at schools the number doubled in 2012, according to the New Zealand Herald.

    In 2011, police recorded 3,466 rapes and related offences, up from 3,016 in 2010.

    According to UN, the rate of rape cases per 100,000 inhabitants was 30 in 2011.”

  18. Pat said

    For the record…

    New Zealand female MPs thrown out of parliament after raising sexual assaults
    Women had sought apology after comments on rape by prime minister John Key

    Several female MPs were ordered to leave the New Zealand parliament on Wednesday after their declarations that they had been victims of sexual assault were ruled out of order by the speaker.

    The women’s intervention came after prime minister John Key on Tuesday accused opposition Labour and Green MPs of “backing the rapists” in a row over the detention of New Zealanders by the Australian government.

    Opposition politicians had raised concerns in parliament over the detention of New Zealand citizens awaiting deportation after the Australian government cancelled visas for those convicted of certain crimes.

    Mr Key went on a tirade after being questioned by Labour leader Andrew Little, telling Mr Little “you back the rapists”, before being cut off by the speaker, David Carter.

    “Some of the [detainees] are rapists, some of them are child molesters, and some of them are murderers,” Mr Key said.

    “These are the people that the Labour party are saying are more important to support than New Zealanders who deserve protecting when they come back here.”

    Mr Key told Labour MP Kelvin Davis, who has said the detentions make a “mockery” of the Anzac relationship: “If you want to put yourself on the side of sex offenders, go ahead my son, but we’ll defend New Zealanders.”

    An estimated three-quarters of Labour MPs walked out of parliament directly after Mr Key’s comments on Tuesday, along with several Green members.

    Mr Key told the house and New Zealand media that he stood by his comments.

    A number of New Zealanders are being detained on Christmas Island after the Australian government introduced a retroactive law requiring the deportation of overseas citizens convicted of crimes carrying a custodial sentence of more than a year. Some New Zealanders affected by the change have lived in Australia for several years and are appealing the decision to deport them.

    On Wednesday, Green party co-leader Metiria Turei told the speaker that as a survivor of sexual violence she was deeply offended by Mr Key’s remarks: “As the victim of a sexual assault, I take personal offence at the prime minister’s comments, and ask that you require him to withdraw and apologise.”

    Her comments were echoed by Green MP Catherine Delahunty, who was told by the speaker to stop and sit back down.

    When other female MPs, including Labour’s Nanaia Mahuta, Clare Curran and Megan Woods, along with Green MP Marama Davidson repeated the call for Mr Key to apologise with reference to their own assaults, Mr Carter ordered them to stop, saying they were “flouting the rules” by claiming to make points of order.

    Mr Carter said he had not heard Mr Key’s comments clearly at the time and it was too late to demand an apology.

    Despite the warning, MPs continued to stand to urge the speaker to take action.

    Green MP Marama Davidson was then thrown out of the House, followed by Poto Williams. At least eight others then chose to leave the debating chamber.

    They were joined by four male MPs, including Greens co-leader James Shaw, and are demanding Mr Key apologise for his comments.

    Ms Delahunty said the MPs had walked out on behalf of women around New Zealand. “We’ve walked out because every woman in this country needs to know that women parliamentarians will not put up with this,” she said.

    “We will not stand by and allow this to be bandied around parliament – this kind of abuse of people and way of approaching rape is simply unacceptable, and the prime minister has to be held to account.”

    The MPs who walked out are being widely praised on social media and Wellington Rape Crisis said it supported the MPs’ action.

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  19. […] This appalling website has an almost endless list of the small percentage of incidents that are publicly acknowledged, and states: […]

  20. HH said

    The latest on RAPE in the Mother[fker] of all democracies!!!
    Regards, CH.
    Newspaper headlines: Cambridge slavery probe and backlash over rape victim phone demand

    Excerpts from BBC report – https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48095118

    Recorded rape offences have been rising in England and Wales, but the proportion of offences making it to court has fallen significantly over the past few years.

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decides whether cases investigated by the police go to trial. In September 2018, it said the proportion of reported rapes being prosecuted had reached their lowest level in a decade.

    In the year to December 2015, 14% of rapes recorded by police in England and Wales led to a criminal charge. That’s compared with 17% for all crimes, according to Home Office figures.

    By December 2018, the proportion of rapes leading to a charge had fallen to under 2%, compared with 8% for all crimes.

    During the same period, the number of rapes recorded by police rose from 29,385 to 41,186 – a 40% increase.

    In 2007, there were 13,774 recorded offences of rape, so there has been a tripling in numbers in a decade.

    There was a particularly significant fall in cases making it to court between 2016 and 2017, from 8.1% to 3.3% in a single year.


  21. MediaWatch said

    Seasonal workers jailed for lakeside abduction and rape
    Jun 02 2020
    Two Tongan orchard workers who laughed as they sexually violated a woman near a Central Otago lake have been jailed.
    Suliasi Fangatua, 30, and Taniela Siale, 22, who were in New Zealand as part of a seasonal working scheme, appeared for sentencing on charges of abduction and sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection at the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday.
    Judge Phillips said the pair’s offending was ”alarming”, yet he gave micky mouse sentences of five years and eight months to Fangatua, and four years and nine months to Siale.
    Vanuatu vineyard worker awaiting deportation faces new charge
    Jun 02 2020
    A vineyard worker convicted of indecently assaulting a girl in Marlborough has been charged while waiting to be deported back to Vanuatu.
    Police allege Luk Philip, 40, did an indecent act intended to offend a staff member at a beauty salon in Blenheim on May 25.
    This followed a conviction of indecent assault of a girl under 12-years-old on March 30.

    Father who raped young daughter jailed for at least nine years
    Jun 03 2020
    A 46-year-old father has been sentenced to 18 years’ jail for sexual offending, including repeatedly raping his young daughter.

    The offending came to light in 2018 when the Christchurch man, whose name is permanently suppressed, was on trial for other sexual offending, including rape, against a stepdaughter and another relative between 2000 and 2002. He was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years, six months jail.

    On Wednesday, he was sentenced on a further four charges – one of indecent assault and three of sexual violation by rape. The offences occurred in 2015 and 2016 when the victims, his biological daughters, were under seven.

    Judge Alistair Garland said the totality of the offending (including the abuse between 2000 and 2002), deserved a sentence of 20 years’ jail. He reduced the 20 years by one year, 11 months for the time the man had already served.

  22. RapeReport said

    CIB investigate possible sexual assault in Taranaki
    Jun 06, 2020
    Police are investigating a possible sexual assault in Taranaki.
    A woman was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital in New Plymouth on Thursday night with injuries, a police spokeswoman said on Saturday.
    The woman was spoken to by police on Friday while still in hospital.

  23. RapeReport said

    Tourist raped and brutalized in NZ cemetery
    Jun 07 2020
    Man jailed for raping tourist in isolated Hauraki Plains cemetery
    A Hamilton man who lured a young hitchhiker into his car by claiming to be a businessman later drove her to an isolated cemetery where he choked and raped her.
    Darryl Grant Bridgeman sexually violated the 24-year-old woman multiple times before driving off, leaving her naked and without a phone or possessions in the rural Hauraki Plains on February 27.
    The court was told that around midday that Thursday Bridgeman spotted the tourist hitchhiking on State Highway 26, just outside Hamilton, with a sign saying she was headed to Coromandel.

  24. RapeReport said

    Man who videoed years of child sex abuse jailed for 16 years, 6 months
    Jun 08 2020
    A woman says the “monster” who regularly raped and abused her daughter should be locked up for life.
    Carey John Marshall​, 39, was sentenced in the High Court in Palmerston North on Monday to 16 years and six months’ jail for a range of charges, including rape, bestiality and making objectionable publications.
    He must serve at least 10 years before being eligible for parole.

  25. Raped in NZ said

    Convicted sex offender raped girl a year after being released
    Oct 07 2020
    Lance Michael Lee was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for raping an underage girl on Wednesday and ordered to serve a non-parole period of seven-and-a-half years.

  26. NZ Rape Reports said

    Otago study finds most student sexual assault victims don’t disclose experience
    Otago study finds most student sexual assault victims don’t disclose experience

    Friday 9 October 2020

    A new Otago study has investigated student experiences of sexual assault in New Zealand and found few survivors disclose their experience to health professionals or support services.

    The research by Te Whare Tāwharau, the University of Otago’s Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Centre, has been published today in the latest edition of the New Zealand Medical Journal.

    It is the first published study to examine New Zealand university students’ sexual assault experiences since 1991, when 347 students on one course were surveyed.

    The latest study involved a sample of 1540 students, or about 8 per cent of the student population on the Dunedin campus, who completed an online survey about their experiences, and whether they had reported it to a health professional or support service.

    The study found 28 per cent of survey respondents, or 431 students mostly between 18–23 years old, recorded experiencing some form of sexual assault in their time as a student.

    Out of those 431 students, 178 had told no one about their experience, while 179 had told one supporter and 74 had told two or more supporters.

    Few respondents had sought medical or health support, including mental health support.

    Te Whare Tāwharau Academic Director Melanie Beres says this result was expected, based on similar studies.

    “This survey project was initiated to get a clearer picture of experiences of sexual violence among students so we are able track change over time using this survey as a baseline.”

    The University of Otago has recently implemented a number of initiatives to help address sexual violence including the establishment of Te Whare Tāwharau, a nationwide-first initiative, and the implementation of a sexual misconduct policy, she says.

    “Sexual violence is not a problem unique to universities or university students.

    “We need broader societal level change, in order to really solve the problem. Ideally this would include working with children and young people from a much earlier age and support them to have happy and healthy relationships.”

    The study found survey respondents were most comfortable reporting their experiences to health professionals such as GPs.

    Associate Professor Beres says this is because students might already have established relationships with health professionals, or may be seeing them for another reason and disclose their assault.

    “It would be good to see health professionals provided with professional development training in how to handle disclosures and also how to ask questions that may elicit a disclosure.”

    Training should be gender inclusive, for instance many health professionals might not think to ask men if they have experienced sexual violence, she says.

    “Sometimes it takes a caring professional asking a direct and sensitive question for people to start talking.

    “These professionals can be instrumental in connecting people with further specialised support.”

    At the time the survey was carried out in July–August 2019, Te Whare Tāwharau was still a new service, so many students may not have been aware of the support on offer, or had experienced sexual violence before the service had opened, Associate Professor Beres says.

    Co-researcher Associate Professor Gareth Treharne says research shows many survivors of sexual violence do not report their experiences or feel able to seek support.

    “It is an act of bravery to report sexual violence and the survey provided an anonymous opportunity to report experiences in addition to the opportunity to seek face-to-face support at Te Whare Tāwharau.”

    Sexual assaults were categorised in the survey by non-consensual sexual contact, attempted coercion, coercion, attempted rape, and rape.

    Fifteen per cent of respondents said they had experienced an incident that would meet the definition of rape.

    Women, and sexual minority respondents were over-represented as victims, and men were identified as the majority of perpetrators.

    Māori and Pākehā respondents recorded the highest rates of sexual assault at 31 per cent in both groups, followed by 28 per cent of Pacific Island respondents, 19 per cent of Asian respondents and 14 per cent of non-White/non-Polynesian ethnicities.

    The research team plans to conduct the survey every two years as part of the overall evaluation of the University’s initiatives to help address sexual violence.
    For more information, please contact:

    Associate Professor Melanie Beres
    Te Whare Tāwharau Academic Director
    Email melanie.beres@otago.ac.nz
    The dark side of university: 28 per cent of students experience sexual assault, Otago study finds
    Oct 09 2020
    A study of students at Otago University has found 28 per cent experienced sexual violence, with 15 per cent reporting experiences of rape.

    The study, of 1540 students, found one third did not tell anyone about their experience, and another third only told one close person.

  27. Julie H. said

    RAPE! RAPE!! RAPE!!!

    Tuesday, 20 October 2020 – 2:16pm | Wellington
    Media release + advisory – social media commentary

    Police are aware of commentary on social media in regard to allegations of sexual assaults in Wellington by men who have been named on various social media platforms.

    On the back of the social media comments we have received a small number [REALLY???] of complaints and these are being investigated.

    Public urged to contact police after allegations of rape against Wellington musicians posted on social media — Oct 20 2020

    Police have asked people not to name anyone on social media and to speak with them after several allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape by a group of Wellington musicians.

    Police are calling on people to speak with them after at least 60 people shared their experiences on social media alleging they had been sexually assaulted, sexually harassed, drugged or raped by a group of Wellington musicians.

    A flood of social media posts occurred overnight. On Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said they were aware of the allegations and were making inquiries.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, police were investigating a small number of complaints and would be holding a media stand-up at 4pm.

    The claims allege sexual abuse on both women and men, some as young as 13 years old, most in Wellington but some in Auckland and overseas.

  28. Carla said

    Some Wellington bars ban musicians facing multiple sexual assault claims
    Oct 21 2020
    The Wellington musicians at the centre of multiple sexual assault accusations have been banned from some bars around the city.
    The ban comes as fresh figures show the city has the worst rates for assaults and sexual assaults in the country, with the capital’s party zone, centred on Courtenay Place and Cuba St, the setting for the majority of offences.

  29. Mary W. said

    An Israeli doctor true to the Talmudic teachings on Christian women:

    1 Dec, 2020
    Israeli doctor who fondled female patients breasts finally named

    Dr Ran Ben-Dom’s name can only be revealed now due to the appeal.

    The former Kāpiti doctor who was found to have conducted unjustified clinical breast examinations has lost the fight to keep his name secret.

    Dr Ran Ben-Dom’s name can only be revealed now due to the appeal. Photo / Supplied/ via NZHerald

    Doctor Ran Ben-Dom, who is still practising in the region, was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) in November last year, but can only be named now due to an appeal.

    The ruling related to complaints made from 2011 to 2017 regarding multiple women who said he suggested and carried out breast examinations despite them being there for unrelated health queries.

    Included in the case was the doctor’s failure to record several breast examinations, asking a woman whether she knew she was very attractive and commenting “for your age, they’re [breasts] quite full” or words to that effect.

    At the time eight women spoke of the behaviour, which continued despite the doctor promising his supervisors he would “utterly avoid” raising the topic of breast cancer prevention.

    The doctor had appealed both the Tribunal’s decision and penalties, and had been allowed to keep working in the Lower North Island with his name secret due to the appeal.

    Those penalties include a $5000 fine, the need for a chaperone during future breast examinations at his cost, as well as the $160,000 in costs that he was ordered to pay.

    Judge Robert Dobson upheld the Tribunal’s decision and dismissed the doctor’s name suppression appeal.

    Donald Stevens, the doctor’s lawyer, had argued permanent suppression should be granted because one of the man’s relatives was studying medicine and lifting it would severely affect the person’s reputation.

    But Dobson said he did not find the grounds advanced by the defence for a suppression order to be compelling.
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    “I consider he has overstated the risk of any material adverse consequences for his adult children in terms of their career prospects, and similarly in respect of his wife’s career.”

    All but two small details in the appeal were dismissed – but Dobson said these could not impact the “correctness” of the remainder of the Tribunal’s findings and the penalties imposed.

    He said that the Tribunal made an error in requiring the man to have a chaperone when seeing female patients – with the cost falling on Ben-Dom.

    “[The appellant] is to have a female chaperone present when seeing female patients for any breast examination and that chaperone must be a registered health professional, the cost of such service being a matter between the appellant and his then employer but in no circumstances being a charge on MCNZ.”

    The ruling states the conditions imposed by the Tribunal will remain in place until April 2023.

    The judge also reversed the Tribunal’s finding that the doctor should be sanctioned for failing to appreciate that the premises were empty and dark at the end of a consultation.

    The doctor also faced a cross-appeal from the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) – with the aim of getting him suspended for a year.

    This, however, was also unsuccessful.

    The PCC argued a period of suspension was necessary to protect the public by maintaining professional standards in the medical profession.

    Lawyer Harriet Goodhew said during the cross-appeal, while the seriousness of his actions was evident in the Tribunal’s decision – this was not reflected in the penalties.

    The PCC said it did not advance the situation as sexually motivated, however it went beyond a practitioner performing unnecessary examinations on other body parts.

    “There was a sexual component, so the PCC says that despite the lack of sexual motivation, there is still an obvious disregard for the fact that these are sexual subjects. The breasts are a sexual organ.”

    She said the man had an “I know what’s best for you” approach, which failed to consider each patient’s dignity.

    Last year, Tribunal chairman David Carden emphasised normally a Tribunal would impose a suspension for this level of misconduct, however the doctor had already spent 13 months off work.

    Stevens said the doctor approached some practices for work and would have been offered it had there not been limiting work conditions imposed on him.

    Part of the defence’s case, which can only be reported now that the suppression order has been lifted, centred around cultural differences.

    The defence argued the Tribunal ought to have taken into account cultural differences and the fact that the doctor speaks English as a second language with a heavy accent.

    Ben-Dom is from Israel and was working in medicine there before coming to New Zealand in 2009.

    His wife gave evidence of the cultural differences between life and the working conditions of a general practitioner in Israel, and the culture they encountered here.

    The defence had argued it was relevant that Israelis are forthright to the point of bluntness in their communications.

    But this was rejected, and Dobson said he wasn’t satisfied that the Tribunal had erred in not making concessions to the appellant on the account of any inadequacy in his familiarity with English or the ability to be understood.

    The PCC claimed it was clear from the evidence that Ben-Dom had not used the time off work to reflect on his practice, and back then it was plain that he didn’t understand why it was so upsetting to the patients.

    Last year Carden also raised concerns about the doctor’s denial of wrongdoing.

    “He is still adamant it’s a good theory [self and clinician breast examinations] and he’s still adamant it should be practised in New Zealand.”

    During the appeal, Stevens argued the doctor took a preventative approach to his practice, and that the clinician was justified in raising breast health and offering to perform breast examinations.

    Clinician Breast Examinations (CBE) and Breast Self Examinations (BSE) were a focus in their argument, and the lawyer said while there are differing views on the effectiveness of BSE and CBE, they are not determinative one way or the other.

    It took two weeks for the Tribunal to come to the original decision last year, but over a year for Ben-Dom’s details to be made public.


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  30. RapeReport said

    Former Christ’s College student recounts fearing for life during sexual assault – Dec 07 2020
    A former Christ’s College student sexually assaulted and abused by other students in the 1970s says it was “systematic deliberate abuse” designed to shame him.
    Jim Goodwin attended the Christchurch school as a boarder from 1970 to 1974 and told the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care in Auckland on Monday about the assault by other students that left him fearing for his life.

  31. Gary said

    Tuesday, 8 December 2020 – 10:03am | Wellington
    Police will not extradite Korean diplomat on allegations of indecent assault

    [The outcome was as expected. Editor]

  32. RapeReport said

    [RAPED IN NZ…]
    Two years on and still no result in investigation into rape claims against teacher
    Dec 13 2020
    The Teaching Council is still investigating an historic rape complaint against a practising teacher, two years after it was made.
    The case, details of which were first made public in a Stuff investigation in 2018, has raised questions about the adequacy of the council’s response, and sexual violence advocates say survivors could be put off making reports as a result.
    [Raped in NZ by doctors and nurses.]

    Male nurse suspended for engaging in sexual activity with detoxing female patient
    Dec 17 2020

    Nurse twice indecently assaulted pregnant patient
    Dec 04 2019

    Doctor indecently assaulted intellectually impaired patient

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