Teacher who had sex with schoolboy revealed

  • 13/11/2015

A Wellington teacher who sexually abused a young boy won a leadership scholarship to visit Wales to study bilingual teaching.

Stacey Reriti, 30, sought final name suppression at a hearing but Justice Simon France declined this and suppression was lifted yesterday.

Reriti was found guilty of seven sexual assault charges relating to a boy by a jury in the Wellington High Court last month after a week-long trial.

The court heard how it evolved from kissing to oral sex before progressing to sexual intercourse in a motel room when the boy was aged 12.

The case also involved a number of x-rated texts and the offending started in 2011.

In 2012 Reriti was one of four teachers who went to Wales to observe how the Welsh school bilingual programme operated.

The two-week trip came via a Teach NZ scholarship, supported by the British Council.

The trip was designed to give young teachers international experience early in their careers.

Reriti will be sentenced on November 27.