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Offending Teachers to be named

October 09, 2013 at 5:21 PM

For reasons of overwhelming public interest the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal breaks tradition over teacher name suppression starting in the case of two teachers who are under disciplinary proceedings for sexual assault violations and offences against students and other members of the public.

Douglas Martin was sentenced to home detention for filming up the skirts of 17 girls and women.

In Christchurch Mr Dougla Haora Martin former assistant principal, and in Rotorua deputy principal Glen Lovatt are named for the criminal sexual offending against their respective students.

This decision came about when the Parliamentary select committee ruled that the Teachers Council must follow the law laid down in the Education Act and name teachers it disciplines on criminal charges.

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