Press Release 18/3/12 (in response to SST article).

“Inability of Justice system to stop 30-year fraudster forced my hand” says Auckland Blogger

 Steve Taylor has been profiled in a Sunday Star Times article dated 18/3/12 as the Auckland Blogger who “outed” serial fraudster, con-man, and convicted sex offender Grant Norman King, for defrauding the Taylor family of $23,500.00.

The Taylors story is here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10778843

The SST article is here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6593847/The-battle-to-scrub-online-smears

The Grant Norman King website referred to in the SST article is here: www.grantnormanking.com

“In response to the SST article, I would like to state that the two primary reasons for my decision to go public on Grant King and his illegal business activities was to minimise the possibility of other people and businesses being defrauded, and because of the inability of the NZ Justice system to meaningfully hold Grant King to account for his 30 year criminal activity” says Mr Taylor.

In my own private investigation over the past 3 months, I have discovered almost 60 people (and counting) who have been defrauded by Grant King for an estimated $2.69 million dollars (and counting). The existence of the www.grantnormanking.com website has resulted in the following positive results:

http://grantnormanking.com/2012/02/24/so-how-is-this-gnk-campaign-going-so-far/

“A number of the almost 60 victims have attempted to seek legal redress through the Justice system, and were essentially turned away, the Justice system deeming Grant Kings activities “civil, not criminal” matters. Facing prohibitive Court costs and an essentially unmotivated Justice system, the victims were left without further recourse, and the perpetrator was left to roam free, and was able to create more victims in the process”.

In just three months, one website, one media article, and a dedicated network of victims has been able to achieve more than the Justice system has in 30 years in terms of stopping Grant King in his tracks, and there is more to come” says Mr Taylor.

“If the NZ Justice system has such an issue with online campaigns against companies and individuals by offended parties, then it needs to fill the gigantic vacuum between the actions committed by perpetrators, and the justice required by victims hurt and harmed by these actions”.

ENDS

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