Convicted paedophile Trevor Hall has been sentenced to one
year's home detention.
The sentence, handed down this morning in Tauranga District
Court by Judge Peter Rollo, prompted an outburst from the
Friends and family of the victim are currently patrolling
around the courtroom, waiting for Hall to leave.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to four charges of indecent
assault on a child. But his sentencing was adjourned till
today after a judge sought medical information about Hall's
emphysema and prognosis.
Hall's offending occurred after he met a woman and her
7-year-old daughter through the Salvation Army in Whakatane.
The Salvation Army did not know he had been deported from
Australia more than a decade earlier having spent 17 months
in a Queensland jail for sexually abusing a child.
Hall was attacked outside court on December 4 by member of
the public Danny Te Amo Walker, 46, who said he just "saw
red" after listening to details of Hall's offending.
- Bay of Plenty Times