NZ ex-swim coach asks for home detention



A former swimming and surf lifesaving coach will find out by next week if he will be freed from jail and receive permanent name suppression.

In August the former coach was jailed for 28 months after admitting three charges of sexual conduct with a 15-year-old female swimmer.

He was given interim suppression so that he could appeal against his name being made public. He has also appealed against the length of the sentence.

Yesterday, in a three-hour hearing in the High Court at New Plymouth, defence lawyer Andrew Laurensen argued that his client should be eligible for home detention.

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