27 Jul 2012

Home detention for comedian on indecent act charge

11:47 am on 27 July 2012

A comedian has been re-sentenced to eight months home detention for committing an indecent act on his daughter.

The man, who has name suppression to protect his victim, was originally discharged without conviction.

He was convicted and given the new sentence in Auckland District Court on Friday after the Crown challenged the original decision and asked for a judicial review.

The judge cited a probation report which said the sexual offending was a one-off and the man had shown extreme remorse for his actions.

However, he said the gravity of the offending was high and the conviction was not out of proportion to the offending.

The incident took place in December 2009 after the man attended a work Christmas party and came home intoxicated.