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March 27 2008; 16:44

Lawyer beyond frustrated in Peter Ellis case

The lawyer for convicted child sex offender Peter Ellis says frustrating does not come close to describing how she feels, after having a request for a Royal Commission of Inquiry turned down.

Judith Ablett-Kerr requested the Royal Commission of Inquiry in January, saying articles in the New Zealand Law Journal and an Otago University study cast both the convictions and a Ministerial Inquiry into doubt.

She says Associate Justice Minister Rick Barker has rejected the appeal relying on a prior select committee and the ministerial inquiry.

Ms Ablett-Kerr says frustrating would be "a very genteel way" to describe how she feels.