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Justice, even after 40 years
9:00am Saturday 21st December 2013 in Opinion
ONE of the important legacies of the Jimmy Savile case is the ripple effect.
More and more historic cases of abuse are coming to light.
And the arm of the criminal justice system is reaching back decades to bring offenders before courts over crimes they thought long dead and buried. Not just celebrities like Stuart Hall, but those like local ‘hero’ David Bryant.
The firefighter honoured in Christchurch for his service is now facing up to a prison term after being convicted of rape nearly 40 years ago. His own fall from grace will not be the last.
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