Convicted sex offender fights to keep name suppressed
A convicted sex offender has begun a four-year jail term after being found guilty of four charges of sexual connection with a child, and one charge of unlawful sexual connection. A 61-year-old man began his four-year jail term on Thursday after a jury convicted him in February of repeated sexual offending on the girl. The man, from a small community, is fighting to keep his name secret and continued to deny any offending happened. Judge Harrop granted that extension. Judge Harrop said he expected the effects of the offending on the victim were likely to be "significant and long lasting".