Ivan Andrew Campbell
A convicted paedophile who chained up a 14-year-old boy
in a cupboard for a week of sadistic sex 12 years ago has
escaped from a Christchurch residential facility.
Police have been hunting Ivan Andrew Campbell, 47, since he
absconded from the Salisbury St Foundation with fellow
resident Jaydon Galland, 18, on Wednesday morning.
Campbell was jailed for 14 years in 2001 for the horrific
attack the year before.
He was paroled to live at the Salisbury St Foundation in June
after serving 11 years of his sentence.
Police said both Campbell and Galland were high-risk
offenders and, while they posed no specific threat, they
should not be approached.
Campbell pleaded guilty in 2001 to a raft of charges
including kidnap, assault, assault with a weapon and sexual
The court heard he plied his 14-year-old victim with alcohol
before holding him captive in shackles and chains in a
Over the course of seven days, Campbell subjected the boy to
sex acts and abuse which included tattooing, piercing,
branding, beatings and scalding with hot wax.
The boy managed to call for help while Campbell was out of
Campbell was convicted of a similar assault on a 13-year-old
boy in 1991.
Police prosecuting the case described him as a "calculating,
manipulative sexual deviant" who preyed on teenage boys from
Galland, a regular defendant in the Greymouth District Court,
was convicted and sentenced two months ago to intensive
supervision and electronic monitoring at the Salisbury
Judge Chris Somerville said at the time that Galland needed
to be kept on a tight programme to keep him occupied while
receiving treatment for drug and alcohol issues.
Noting that he had a long history of violence and
troublemaking, the judge said he was giving him one last
chance to turn his life around.
"This is going to be quite a nice time for you," the judge
said, "So make the most of it and don't cock up."
Galland had appeared on charges of unlawfully taking a motor
vehicle, careless driving, wilful damage, threatening
behaviour and speech, graffiti, assaulting police,
procurement and possession of cannabis, and possession of
Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Hill said two sightings of
Campbell and Galland had been reported in and around the
greater Christchurch area overnight.
Police were following up the sightings and were keeping an
open mind on the mens' possible location and movements.
The men were known to have connections in Christchurch as
well as in Ashburton and the West Coast.
Police described Campbell as a 1.7m tall Caucasian of
medium-thin build with extensive tattoos on his face, neck
Galland is a Caucasian of about the same height and medium
- By Matthew Backhouse of APNZ and Tui Bromley of the