Pedophile principal appeals 2.5 year prison sentence. No remorse

A disgusting pedo principal is appealing his sentence.

Former school principal and convicted child sex offender Bruce Darroch is to appeal his two-and-a-half year prison sentence, a move that has “sickened” the mother of one of his victims.

His appeal is scheduled for October 18 this year.

The mother – who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child – said news of the appeal had left her child “distraught”.

“Darroch is still in denial of his guilt which shows how dangerous he actually is,” she said.

Darroch, the former principal of Te Waotu School in Putaruru, received the prison sentence on June 24 this year after being found guilty in March of possession of objectionable material, making an objectionable publication and failing to assist a police search.

The failure to assist charges related to a number of electronic devices and Darroch’s refusal to provide passwords to allow Police access to the stored data. ?

He also possessed a number of objectionable photographs and videos and had supplied photos of children at his school to paedophiles online.

While the school photos were not classed as objectionable in themselves, they were accompanied by stories Darroch had written.

At sentencing Judge Tony Snell rejected Darroch’s claims the school photos had been shared as part of work on a school website.

“[The stories contained] sexual abuse, including bondage and punishment which you?would like to do given the opportunity. . . disturbingly, a number of these images were of pupils at your school,” he said.

“It talks about rape and the detention of children, accompanied by photos of children, real children from your school”.

Snell also referred to a number of objectionable images found in Darroch’s possession: “naked children, mostly male, often exposing their genitalia”.

One image, too graphic to describe, Snell called “clearly a sadistic photograph”.

He was found not guilty of two charges of supplying objectionable material.

Two and half years seems exceedingly light. Perhaps they might increase his sentence on appeal?

Then again he was registered…so the kids should have been safe.