Upskirt-accused fights for name suppression

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 17:20 15/02/2013

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A judge has reserved his decision on whether name suppression should remain for a teacher who admits upskirt filming.

The suppression hearing was held before Judge Phillip Moran in the Christchurch District Court today before the middle-aged man's sentencing, which is scheduled for April 18.

The man has admitted making 20 intimate recordings involving 17 victims.

The offending was committed in Christchurch and surrounding areas from June 15 to November 17.

The suppression hearing was held in closed court, with Judge Moran limiting what could be reported.

He continued all existing suppression orders and said that his reserved decision, which would be issued in writing, would continue the orders for five working days to allow any decisions about whether the case would be appealed in the High Court.

In that case, suppression continues until the High Court hears the appeal.

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