Dilworth School sex abuse: Alister Harlow caught in bed spooning boy

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

Dilworth School sex abuse: Alister Harlow caught in bed spooning boy

An assistant house master at Dilworth School was caught in bed spooning a young boy in 1994 and was told to leave the dormitory, court documents reveal.

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

It’s one incident that led to a string of historical child sexual abuse charges that Alister Grant Harlow has pleaded guilty to.

He is one of 11 men who have been charged under the police operation investigating historical sex abuse at the Auckland school, in which more than 150 former students have come forward.

Global Tech News Daily

Harlow, 61, admitted to three charges of abuse today at Auckland District Court, and had previously pleaded guilty to three other charges in November.

His offending was against at least four boys and spanned the 1980s and 1990s.

Global Tech News Daily

On one weekend night in 1994 Harlow got into bed with a young student who had only been at the school for a couple of months, the summary of facts said.

Dilworth School sex abuse: Alister Harlow caught in bed spooning boy

Dilworth School is in Epsom, Auckland. Photo / Dean Purcell

He had been crying in the dormitory because he was homesick, and he was a student who remained on campus during the weekends.

Harlow got under the blankets and into a spooning position with the boy, court documents said.

“He had no reason to be at the school or in the boys’ dormitory at that time.

“The matron came to check on the boys and discovered Mr Harlow in bed with [the victim].

“The matron confronted Mr Harlow and asked him to leave. Mr Harlow quickly left.”

It is unclear whether the incident was reported to police, or investigated, at the time.

Dilworth School and police have been approached for comment.

Another boy who was abused by Harlow during his time at Dilworth School had carried out an armed robbery at a local bank.

When he turned himself into police Harlow took on the role of his “support person” for the investigation that followed, court documents said.

Harlow’s “unwanted arrival” had a “substantial impact” on the teenager’s mental state.

There were a number of other occasions where Harlow would arrange for students to carry out work on a family property in Whangarei Heads.

He and the boys would stay in tents or bivouacs on the property overnight, and Harlow would abuse them while they slept next to each other, the court files said.

Harlow will be sentenced on April 1.

According to Dilworth’s staff records, Harlow was an assistant housemaster of Erin house in 1985 and 1986 before becoming the associate housemaster between 1987 and 1992. He was then the assistant housemaster of the junior campus’ Gibson House in 1993 and 1994.

Although 11 former staff members – including tutors, house and scoutmasters and a priest – have been charged as part of the inquiry, the Herald revealed in December that the real number of people who allegedly abused students is far higher, and many were pupils themselves.

Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber said there have been 14 allegations of “student on student” offending reported as part of the investigation, which is known as Operation Beverly.

Where to get help:

• If it’s an emergency and you feel that you or someone else is at risk, call 111.
• If you’ve ever experienced sexual assault or abuse and need to talk to someone call the confidential crisis helpline Safe to Talk on: 0800 044 334 or text 4334. (available 24/7)
• Male Survivors Aotearoa offers a range of confidential support at centres across New Zealand – find your closest one here.
• Mosaic – Tiaki Tangata: 0800 94 22 94 (available 11am – 8pm)
• Alternatively contact your local police station
• If you have been abused, remember it’s not your fault.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Old Tip Top classic Kiwi ice cream Dessertalicious makes comeback

For years many Kiwis labelled it the “best ice cream ever”. Now, after nearly a decade in the wilderness – it’s finally back. Tip Top has caved in to public ... Read more »

Controversial businessman Troy Bowker makes $35,000 NZ First donation, Winston Peters says Bowker a 'friend'

Controversial businessman Troy Bowker donated $35,000 to NZ First last year, including a $10,000 donation made the same day he donated $5,000 to the Act Party. Any donations of over ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron: Thousands of anti-mandate protesters 'in it for the long haul'

Thousands of anti-mandate protesters gathered on Parliament’s lawn have said they’re “in for the long haul” and intend to stay for days. Major highways into Wellington were brought to a ... Read more »

Taranaki man admits repeatedly groping a young, sleeping girl's bottom

A man who repeatedly preyed on a sleeping girl by groping her bottom told police he wasn’t sure what motivated his sexual offending. On three separate occasions last year, in ... Read more »

Focus Live: PM's first Parliamentary speech of 2022

February 8 2022 PM Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Chris Luxon deliver their first Parliamentary speeches of 2022. Read more »

Andy Lee's nightmare interview with 'brat' Justin Bieber

The Aussie star didn’t hold back when recounting the painful details of his worst celebrity interview on-air today. Australian comedian and broadcaster Andy Lee didn’t hold back when he dished ... Read more »

Tesla subpoenaed over Elon Musk's 'funding secured' tweet

Elon Musk faces a legal challenge after a tweet about Tesla, in a fresh blow for the world’s largest carmaker. The US stock market watchdog issued a legal request to ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Jacinda Ardern to speak as Parliament gets back to work

The Prime Minister is expected to address the public at 4pm after Parliament sat for the first time this year and protesters gathered outside. The Government faces ongoing scrutiny from ... Read more »

Hamilton Central makes top 10 list of NZ places with highest rate of collisions

Hamilton Central is one of the Top 10 places in New Zealand for vehicle collisions, according to State Insurance motor claims figures. State is urging drivers to take extra caution ... Read more »

Prince Charles personally called Harry to tell him Camilla would become Queen Consort - report

It is understood Prince Charles personally told Harry Camilla would become Queen. The Sun reports the Prince of Wales let both Harry and William know it was the Queen’s “sincere ... Read more »

Focus: Pain at the pump continues for Kiwis

The pain at the pump continues for Kiwis as some fuels now exceed $3 a litre. AA principal advisor Terry Collins explains what’s causing the surge in prices. Video / ... Read more »

MetService Christchurch weather: February 9th

MetService Christchurch weather: February 9th. Read more »

MetService Severe weather: February 8th

MetService Severe weather: February 8th. Read more »

MetService National weather: February 8th-10th

MetService National weather: February 8th-10th. Read more »

MetService Wellington weather: February 9th

MetService Wellington weather: February 9th. Read more »

Watch: Covid 19 Omicron outbreak - Ardern expected to speak, Parliament gets back to work

The Prime Minister is expected to address the public at 4pm after Parliament sat for the first time this year and protesters gathered outside. The Government faces ongoing scrutiny from ... Read more »

Herald afternoon quiz: February 8

Test your brains with the Herald’s afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE. Read more »

Farms in Taranaki bear brunt of weekend's deluge

By Sally Murphy of RNZ Heavy rain in Taranaki at the weekend has caused huge damage to farms, washing away baleage and bridges. Some farms in the region have reported ... Read more »

Thai sex workers on trial accused of defrauding three men of $250k

Two Thai sex workers are accused of defrauding three Waikato men of more than $250k by making up a multitude of lies around why they needed the money. Nualpan Coxon, ... Read more »

Beijing Winter Olympics: Chinese speed skater's 'suspect' act caught on camera

Questions are being asked after a Chinese speed skater appeared to flick a marker underneath the skate of her Canadian opponent, which some believe caused her to fall during a ... Read more »

Whakaari White Island disaster: No trial location yet determined for 13 parties charged after eruption

A venue for next year’s trial of multiple parties charged over the fatal eruption of Whakaari/White Island has still not been determined, with defence lawyers and the prosecution continuing to ... Read more »

Taranaki man accused of causing critical quad bike collision released from custody

A man accused of driving his vehicle into a quad bike in South Taranaki, causing critical injuries for a person on the bike, has been released from custody three months ... Read more »

Whanganui's economic development agency launches new app to pair employers with talent

Whanganui city’s economic development agency wants to see locals swiping right on a new matchmaking app set up to pair Whanganui businesses with skilled workers. Talent Connect is the first ... Read more »

Prince William supports Queen's move to make Camilla Queen consort

Prince William is “supportive” of the Queen’s move to make his stepmother Camilla Queen consort. While the Duke of Cambridge was not involved in the decision, he “respects” its logic, ... Read more »

Unforgettable bike rides for Aotearoa Bike Challenge month

February marks Aotearoa Bike Challenge Month. A full 28-days when the nation is encouraged to cycle anywhere, anytime and to bring everyone else along for the (literal) ride. Participants can ... Read more »

Man denies rape, violation at North Canterbury party

A woman will tell a trial she was repeatedly sexual violated and raped while drunk, but her alleged attacker says it was consensual sex outside a party in Kaiapoi two ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron: 17 new cases as virus spreads into the Far North

There are 17 new cases in Northland today: one in Karikari Peninsula, one in Kaeo, one in Kaikohe, 11 cases in Kerikeri and two in Whangārei. The address of one ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: New cases in region, new high-risk locations of interest

There are eight new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board region and four in the Lakes District Health Board region today. The BOP cases are ... Read more »

'Almost Fiji like': West Coast rain band and tropical air causing humid conditions across the North Island

A meteorologist has warned that the hot and humid weather that some are enduring across the upper North Island is expected to stick around until early next week. Unfortunately the ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Tahuna Beach Holiday Park case link still not known

The mystery source of a Covid case who stayed at a Nelson holiday park is yet to be found. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced four new cases in ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: Two more cases in Taranaki bringing total to ten

The Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB) has reported two more Covid-19 cases in Taranaki today, bringing the region’s total number of active cvases to 10. Both of the new cases ... Read more »

Napier wastewater leak: Heavy rainfall leads to swimming, fishing warning

Napier City Council has issued a warning advising people avoid Ahuriri Estuary and Pandora Pond following a wastewater spill caused by heavy rainfall in recent days. The warning does not ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Right-wing YouTube rival Rumble offers Joe Rogan $100m to leave Spotify

A right-wing video-sharing platform has publicly offered controversial podcaster Joe Rogan $100 million to leave Spotify as he faces immense backlash for spreading Covid misinformation. Rumble posted a letter on ... Read more »

Ruakākā firefighters tackle fire at Northport

A large blaze at Northport in Marsden Point has subsided after equipment at its woodchip facility caught fire. Northport spokesman Peter Heath said the fire started in the woodchip conveyor ... Read more »

Green MP Teanau Tuiono: Vital we urgently increase funding for learning support

OPINION: When it comes to education, I often reflect on this whakataukī: Te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere; te manu e kai ana i te ... Read more »

National Party calls for Auckland regional fuel tax to be scrapped as prices rise

The National Party is calling for the regional fuel tax in Auckland to be scrapped to give motorists some relief in the face of skyrocketing prices. That imposes an extra ... Read more »

Rio Tinto wants to keep Tiwai Point Smelter past 2024 closure date

By RNZ The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter wants to keep operating past its previously signalled closure date in 2024. In a statement issued by the smelter’s majority owner, Rio Tinto, ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: New Omicron modelling predicts hit on health system

New Zealand’s hospital capacity will come under “significant strain” even with high booster dose coverage, according to new Omicron modelling. The report suggested a peak daily hospital admissions range from ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: PM Jacinda Ardern promises schools will only close again as a 'last resort', warns of a grim winter ahead

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has used her opening statement to Parliament to promise schools and early childhood centres will now only be closed as a “last resort” during Covid outbreaks. ... Read more »

Mum blasted for breaking child's school uniform rule

A Queensland mum who sparked outrage for allowing her daughter to break a school rule on the first day has defended the decision, describing the backlash as “ridiculous”. Cheree Lawrence ... Read more »