Mark Peter Ransfield
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From the Christchurch Press story 20th July 2011
Mark Peter Ransfield, chief executive of a Canterbury computer software and service provider, is in custody after admitting committing indecencies on a young girl. He has had interim suppression of name until his appearance at the Christchurch District Court at Nga Hau e Wha marae today when he pleaded guilty to three charges. They involved doing an indecent act, indecent assault, and having unlawful sexual connection with the girl.
Judge Philip Moran refused to continue the name suppression when Ransfield entered the pleas and remanded him in custody for sentencing at Rangiora on September 30. He asked the Probation Service to prepare a pre-sentence report. Police prosecutor Sergeant Lisa Goodson said Ransfield admitted the offending and gave no explanation when he was interviewed after the girl told her school teacher what had happened.
From the Herald on Sunday 2nd October 2011
A former big name in the computer world has been sentenced in Rangiora to six years in jail after violating a young girl. Mark Peter Ransfield, 51, the former chief technology officer for a large computer softare and service company, admitted indecent assault, doing an indecent act and sexual violation, The Press reported. He was sentenced on Friday.
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Unlawful sexual connection, indecent assault and doing an indecent act on a young Canterbury girl over an undisclosed period
Sentenced to 6 years with no minimum term in September 2011
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