Stuff – ‘The Lord is helping me’: Gloriavale teacher facing assault charges declines having lawyer

Stuff – ‘The Lord is helping me’: Gloriavale teacher facing assault charges declines having lawyer

By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 20/10/2021

A Gloriavale teacher accused of allegedly assaulting four children has once again declined to have a lawyer representing him saying “the Lord is helping me”.

Vigilant Standtrue, 39, appeared in the Greymouth District Court on Wednesday on seven charges of assaulting children between 9 and 11 years old.

He had previously refused legal representation saying he did not want a lawyer and could not afford one.

Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/126732397/the-lord-is-helping-me-gloriavale-teacher-facing-assault-charges-declines-having-lawyer