A brutish 55-year-old pedophile has been sentenced to 22 years in prison, after being convicted of 95 child-sex abuse charges.
Stanley Hammond stood silently in the dock as Justice Dunningham delivered the lengthy jail term in the High Court at Christchurch.
Friends and family of his victims wept quietly in the public gallery. In summing up, Justice Dunningham denounced Stanley Hammond’s manipulative behaviour.
“By treating them with lollies and ice creams, giving them money and also arranging opportunities where you had your victims on their own so you could take advantage of them.”
The sex criminal won’t be eligible for parole for ten years.