Exclusive: Pregnant teen captured on CCTV inside Auckland hostel room of dangerous child sex offender under Corrections supervision


A pregnant 16-year-old girl peers cautiously out of a hostel bedroom before staggering down the hall to the bathroom.

This video has been edited for brevity's sake but remains an accurate representation of events.
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This exclusive report from Paul Hobbs and Lee Taylor.

Is the Department of Corrections able to adequately monitor the 221 offenders subjected to extended supervision orders?
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We don't know if she's drunk, stoned or sick but she clearly doesn't want to be seen.

The bedroom she's come from is that of a repeat child sex offender. He's her boyfriend's father who's supposed to be under strict supervision by the Department of Corrections.

He's got five convictions for incest, and another two for indecently assaulting extended family members. He's also raped an adult neighbour. He's considered highly likely to commit another sex attack against a female he has easy access to.

"It's certainly not ideal to see young women in the rooms of these types of offenders," says Jeanette Burns, who's the Northern Regional Commissioner for the Department of Corrections.

"As soon as we were made aware of that footage we referred that to police immediately to make sure no crime has been committed," says Ms Burns.

"They have come back and confirmed there has been no crime committed."

The man has broken hostel rules by having females in his room but Corrections says there's nothing in his Extended Supervision Order (ESO) which prevents him doing so, even though authorities consider him highly likely to groom and attack a female like this young woman.

The closest the ESO comes is a condition requiring him to inform his probation officer of any developing relationships with either males or females.

Corrections doesn't consider the teenager falls into that category.

They're making a mockery of the system. This guy is thumbing his nose at everybody"
Ruth Money, the spokesperson for the Gotingco family

Second paedophile enters bedroom teenager is in

Our footage also shows another paedophile entering the bedroom while the teenager is there. And we know that at least one more was living in the hostel at the time.

All three of these men are subjected to Extended Supervision Orders because of their high risk of re-offending.

"They're not worth the paper they're written on, they're all bark and no bite", says Ruth Money, the spokesperson for the Gotingco family.

Blessie Gotingco was raped and murdered by paedophile Tony Robertson while he was subject to an ESO in 2014.

He deliberately ran her down in his car, raped and stabbed her numerous times. Her family's been campaigning ever since to get tighter monitoring of these offenders.

"They're making a mockery of the system. This guy is thumbing his nose at everybody."

Our footage, which was filmed over two nights in December, also shows the man letting his son and the teenager out of the hostel hours after they entered.

They know they're being watched. His son does a brown eye for the security cameras.

A spokesperson for the family of murdered woman Blessie Gotingco says the paedophile is "thumbing his noses at everybody".
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'No respect for the system'

"There's no respect for the system," Ms Money says. "They thumb their nose at the system and get away with it. No-one is stopping them."

The man in question has breached his ESO six times since it was imposed in 2013.

"We're continuing to monitor those offenders to the very best of our ability with the tools that we've got within the legislation," Jeanette Burns says.

Corrections Minister Louise Upston told 1 NEWS she was going to make people who repeatedly breach their ESOs a priority.

"If an offender is breaching on multiple occasions they're basically signalling that they're not living up to their obligations under the monitoring regime and I want to look at those ones more carefully," she said.

Two hundred and twenty one former inmates were subject to ESOs at the beginning of this year. ESO's are reserved for our worst sex or violent offenders who are considered very likely to reoffend.

The orders are supposed to mean those people remain "visible" to relevant agencies and risks are quickly identified and managed.

Police confirmed late this afternoon the man has been arrested, 1 NEWS is unsure of the charges.

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