Former Oamaru teacher jailed for historic sex abuse
73-year-old Paul Herrick was sentenced to 21 and a half months' imprisonment for historic sex offences on Friday. Photo: NZMEA victim of historic sex offending burst into tears in Whanganui District Court on Friday as her tormentor, a former teacher, was sentenced to imprisonment. Herrick, 73, was sentenced to 21 and a half months' imprisonment by Judge Philip Crayton on eight historic sex charges. "I do make these observations, particularly for the victim that read her victim impact statement today," said the Judge. One year later in 2016, Herrick was sentenced to four years and nine months' imprisonment for fifteen sex offences against seven other children.