8 May 2020
Victoria Anne [FYI request #12692 email]
Dear Ms Anne
Thank you for your email of 23 April 2020, requesting information about people
convicted for child exploitation. Your request has been considered under the
Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).
You have requested:
The number of people who have been convicted for child exploitation
and the selling of a child's body, between the years 2010 - 2020, and
the length of sentence they remained in prison for.
How are prisoners reintegrated into society safely after committing/
being involved with child exploitation, and how is it ensured this
cannot be done again?
Corrections requires clarification in order to process your request for
It appears your request may be referring to offences specifically related to
“dealing in slaves” and “receiving earnings from an underage person”. This
would include the following kinds of offences:
DEALING IN SLAVE PERSONS UNDER 18
ASSIST UNDER 18 YO TO PROVIDE SEXUAL SERVICES
RECEIVE EARNINGS FROM UNDER 18 YO
Alternatively, please advise if you are seeking information regarding total
convictions for all offences involving any form of sexual assault or abuse
If you are able to clarify or refine the intended scope of your request, please
send your response to [Department of Corrections request email].
We look forward to hearing
Should you have any concerns with this response, I would encourage you to
raise these with Corrections. Alternatively, you are advised of your right to also
raise any concerns with the Office of the Ombudsman. Contact details are:
Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143.
Principal Adviser Ministerial Services