The Toddler Testimonies
Creche kids talk to Forensic Interviewers
the conclusion of the Eichelbaum Inquiry,
the Chief Social Worker for Child Youth and Family, Shannon Pakura trumpeted
professionalism of Child, Youth and Family’s evidential interviewers in the Christchurch civic
creche case has been strongly upheld by the Eichelbaum report." She went
onto say "Child, Youth and Family interviewers, then and now, are always
very aware of the need to gather evidence carefully so that the process is
not unfair to an alleged offender"
- Child Youth and Family - Child, Youth And Family Interviewers Vindicated
might have been the end of the matter. The actual evidence was secret, and
Pakura could not be challenged. A couple of years later, however, publisher
Barry Colman obtained leaked transcripts of some of the interviews. Outraged
at the obvious injustice that the testimonies pointed to, Colman paid for a
double page advertisement in the Sunday Star Times, publishing the leaked
transcripts. The advertisement asked
whether Peter Ellis was a child molester or a witchhunt victim.
- Sunday Star Times - Ellis: Child Molester or witchhunt victim?
of the Transcripts New June 2007
In 1999, New Zealand Psychologist
Barry Parsonson analysed the transcripts, including interviews that
have never been released. His report was presented to the Appeal Court in
report has been confidential until now, but is provided here in the
interests of both Peter Ellis and the public.
now the public have had to be content with the word of the court that the
interviews were conducted fairly and professionally. The transcripts and
their analysis now available allow readers to make up their own minds.
opinion of this site is clear: The analysis clearly shows the evidence
obtained against Peter Ellis was obtained with suggestive and leading
questions, and social influence.
Government should reopen the Eichelbaum inquiry with expert witnesses
called who represent all points of view. Such a reopened inquiry would
include experts in the field of child suggestibility, and not, as in the
earlier inquiry, just carefully and deviously selected poodles of the
prosecution. The evidence this time will not be able to be maintained as a
This site says
There is no clearer evidence, than the
transcripts published on these pages, which show the anatomy of a witch hunt.
And how an innocent man was able to be convicted..