Stuff – Gloriavale teacher on child assault charges declines legal representation

Stuff – Gloriavale teacher on child assault charges declines legal representation

By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 15/09/2021

A Gloriavale teacher accused of assaulting four children aged between 9 and 11 has not yet pleaded to the charges.

Vigilant Standtrue, 39, appeared in the Greymouth District Court on Wednesday on seven charges of assaulting children.

Judge Gerard Lynch asked Standtrue if he wanted to consult with a duty lawyer. “You know you have got that right? You can apply for legal aid if you want to,” the judge told him.

Standtrue declined to speak to a lawyer.

Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/126378802/gloriavale-teacher-on-child-assault-charges-declines-legal-representation