NZ Police – Adult Sexual Assault Team
Waitemata District 09 8390600
Auckland 09 302 6400
Counties Manukau 09 261 1300
In November 2013 police announced that one of the top female detectives in New Zealand would be taking over the investigation into the Roast Busters. In her role as Auckland City District criminal investigations manager Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus oversees all serious crime in the area. However with experience in dealing with sexual abuse cases, she was seconded to the Waitemata District to work on Operation Clover with the resident child protection team.
Ms Malthus joined the police in 1987 and has been working as a detective with the Criminal Investigation Branch for 21 years. Before taking the role at Auckland City she was the district crime manager for Northland and previously served in Counties Manukau and Waikato.
Among the high-profile cases Ms Malthus has spearheaded are the prosecution of Kaitaia deputy principal James Parker, who was jailed indefinitely for sexually abusing 20 boys under 16 over a 13-year period.