Grave desecrator self-deports to avoid jail

August 4, 2013 by J-Wire
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A U.K. citizen found guilty of desecrating 20 Jewish graves in Auckland has shown a New Zealand court evidence of his pending departure amo0unting to a self-imposed deportation avoiding possible jail.

20-yr-old Christian Landmark was found guilty in June of defacing the graves with Nazi slogans in October last year.

Landmark has paid NZ$3000 rtowards the repair of the damage he caused. The Auckland District Court heard  Crown Prosecutor Mark Sweetman say the Jewish community had been “incredibly forgiving”.

But president of the Auckland Jewish Council Geoff Levy told J-Wire: “The Jewish Community entered into a restorative justice programme with  Moulden, the other defendant.However although we met with   Landmark and his representatives it was decided not to enter into a similar programme with Landmark.  He is leaving New Zealand and  is likely not to be allowed to return to this country or to go to USA    ( where his parents reside), Canada, Australia   and various other countries, because of his conviction.   We told Landmark  about the damage he had done  to both the cemetery and to the Community in general and how disgusted we were with  him and how we felt about his actions.

In addition he did serve 21 days in prison whilst on remand.  He has paid the $3000.00  by way of reparation.

As   far as we know  no member of  the Auckland Jewish Community has taken  steps in regard to  Landmark apart from   meeting with him to state in effect that we wanted nothing to do with him. Landmark did not impress  any of the   Jewish  attendees  at the interview.   We have not been forgiving with him.    Crown Counsel was referring to the generous gestures with Moulden  rather than Landmark.

We are pleased that Landmark  is leaving the country forthwith and  may  not be allowed to return.

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One Response to “Grave desecrator self-deports to avoid jail”
  1. Stan says:

    Goodbye and good riddance to this piece of trash. I just hope he doesn’t try to get into Oz.

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