Article Title:Reporter charged for theft of teacher tape
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:20th September 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2023
Text:A Sunday Star-Times reporter has been charged with theft over a videotape at the centre of a high school teacher P scandal involving guerilla paparazzo Jonathan Marshall. Reporter Amie Richardson is accused of stealing the tape, was has resulted in four youths, including Marshall, being charged with methamphetamine consumption, and 47-year-old Takapuna Grammar teacher David Arthur being taken off active teaching duty. "The newspaper at all times was acting in good faith, in a matter of extreme public interest," said Sunday Star-Times acting editor Shayne Currie. "As a result of the newspaper's work, a teacher has been charged with supplying teenagers a Class A drug.” Police found no evidence to back up the newspaper's suggestions that Arthur was involved in underage sex.    
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