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Paltry Sentence For Pervert Says Mark

Media Release

28 April 2004

Paltry Sentence For Pervert Says Mark

New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark has slammed the sentence given to a man who dealt in child pornography and offered a 7-year-old boy up for sex on the internet.

Ross Mundy was given a one-year jail term for trying to lure “pornophiles” to his house in order for them to abuse a boy he had access to.

“Whilst he was denied home detention, he should have been locked up for more than a year. He not only traded in child pornography, he also tried to instigate the sexual abuse of a young boy. This man is a dangerous predator, “ says Mr Mark.

“I have written to the Minister regarding the lenient sentences given to such depraved individuals and he has assured me that there is going to be a maximum sentence of ten years for such crimes. I am concerned at how many more lenient sentences will be handed out before this comes into effect.

“This man is a vile predator and a danger to New Zealand children, he should be given preventative detention and locked up indefinitely,” concluded Mr Mark.

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