This mad judge should be in the dock for sentencing. What the hell was the mad maggot thinking. Why the taxpayer pay these deluded creeps is beyond my comprehension?!
Comedian child sex case reviewed
A High Court judge is deciding whether a well-known Kiwi comedian who admitted performing a sex act on his four-year-old daughter will be resentenced for his crime.
The man pleaded guilty in March last year to performing an indecent act on a child, but was discharged without conviction by Judge Philippa Cunningham in August.
Judge Cunningham said the consequences of a conviction would outweigh the gravity of the offence against the four-year-old, noting the man was a talented comedian who made people laugh.
Protesters picketed outside the court at the time.
On Wednesday the Crown appealed to Justice Murray Gilbert at Auckland's High Court to grant a judicial review of the case.
The comedian's lawyer, Marie Dyhrberg, told NZ Newswire that Justice Gilbert was likely to announce his decision later this month.
If he decides Judge Cunningham made an error in law in discharging the man, the comedian may be sent back to court to be sentenced again.
The man has permanent name suppression to protect the victim.
The man got into bed with his partner and their daughter after a night out drinking.
He pulled down the girl's pyjama pants and pull-up nappy and started kissing her.
When his partner awoke, he told her: "I thought it was you."
She called police.
The couple have separated and the man has supervised visits with his two daughters.