| Latest Crime News | Thursday May 17 2012 10:30
The names of two schools where a convicted sex offender worked have been permanently suppressed.
Te Rito Henry Miki will be sentenced tomorrow after admitting using a false CV and birth certificate to gain work at a number of primary and secondary schools.
Judge Alison Sinclair says the adverse effect on the students of revealing the names of the two schools outweighs the principle of open justice.
She says both schools have gone to considerable lengths to fully disclose what happened to the families.
Judge Sinclair says making the names of the schools public won't bring forth other schools where Miki has worked.
The lawyer for the two schools, Christine Chilwell, says the main reason for asking for name suppression was the well-being of the students.
She says the schools will be happy with the decision.
"It means that they can get on with the business of teaching their children which is their main job."
Ms Chilwell says media interest in the case has been a huge distraction and disruption to students at the two schools.
Photo: Te Rito Henry Miki (Twitter)