Convicted child sex offender Peter Ellis has been granted leave to take his nearly 30-year fight to clear his name to the Supreme Court.
Ellis, 61, served seven years of a 10 year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Childcare Centre in 1991.
He had been convicted, after a trial in the High Court at Christchurch in 1993, of 16 counts of sexual offending. How is now battling cancer.
He was released from prison in 2000, but has always maintained his innocence.
Today, the Supreme Court said it would hear Ellis’ case.