Stuff – Gloriavale teacher convicted of assaulting children hopes to teach again
By Joanne Naish, Stuff – 14/01/2022
A man working as a teacher at Gloriavale Christian Community who assaulted and verbally abused children in his care hopes to teach there again.
Vigilant Standtrue, 39, pleaded guilty in the Greymouth District Court in November to three charges of assaulting three boys aged between 9 and 11. Charges relating to a fourth boy were earlier withdrawn.
On Friday, he was convicted and sentenced to 12 months’ supervision by Judge Stephen O’Driscoll.