Christopher John Majury
Waikato Times, 15th November 2008
A Ngaruawahia man who videotaped himself committing indecencies near a sleeping child, later told police he was "over this sort of behaviour". But a court yesterday heard that recent convictions indicated Christopher John Majury remained a risk. Majury, 48, was sentenced yesterday, in the Hamilton District Court, to 18 months' jail after pleading guilty to charges of committing an indecent act and indecently assaulting a female.
The charges follow the recent discovery of a tape Majury made more than five years ago. The court heard that from January 2000 to 2003, Majury's victim would occasionally stay the night at his home. On a regular basis he would enter the girl's room while she slept and film himself performing indecencies. The girl was then aged between 13 and 15.
The acts involved masturbating near the girl's face and lifting the covers to expose the girl's legs and clothed groin area. The girl remained unaware of Majury's offending until police approached her this year.The court heard that Majury also filmed the girl outside her home and at a bus stop.
Crown prosecutor Ann-Marie Beveridge said Majury's offending was "predatory, persistent and premeditated".His repeat offending represented a breach of trust and was committed against a young and vulnerable victim.When police confronted Majury with the tape, he explained that he was "over this sort of behaviour now", Ms Beveridge said. Recent offending in 2006 and 2008, however, suggested otherwise, she said. On those occasions, Majury sent an indecent text message to a young girl and later stole photos of her.
Judge Robert Wolff said that while the victim had been unaware of Majury's offending, she could have easily woken during the taped incidents. Judge Wolff said Majury was at risk of re-offending and imposed parole conditions which included him not being in the presence of children under 16.
Date of Birth
1960 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to eighteen months in November 2008
Additional Photos & Files
Associated Media Links Videotaped indecencies lead man to prison
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