Phillip Edward Crooks
A Christchurch aircraft engineer jailed for the "predatory grooming" for sex of a 14-year-old daughter of a colleague has failed to convince the Employment Relations Authority he was unjustifiably dismissed from his job over the conviction.
Phillip Edward Crooks, 33, was convicted of indecent assault and inducing an indecent act after the parents of the girl - whom he regarded as his girlfriend - became aware of the relationship and contacted police.
The relationship began as a friendship and became sexual, but never went as far as intercourse.
Crooks admitted the charges in Christchurch District Court in May 2005 but appealed against the 16-month jail sentence, saying it was too harsh.
He lost his appeal and then took his case to the Supreme Court claiming a miscarriage of justice had taken place during his trial. He lost this appeal also.
Date of Birth
1973 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Sentenced to 16 months imprisonment in May 2005
Front-end home detention approved July 2005
Released statutorily January 2006
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|17-11-2005||Appeal hearing Date is approx||Court of Appeal Christchurch||Indecent assault on a girl under 16 years old||11-12-2004||1 Years, 4 Months, Imprisonment||▼|