The year 2014 has certainly turned heads with quite a few attention grabbing headlines. We look back.
The 48-year-old was sentenced today in the High Court in Auckland after being found guilty of the charge at a trial last year.
The man, whose name was not released under "name suppression" provisions, has previous convictions for indecent assault and sex with an underage boy.
He was arrested in 2010 when an undercover police officer asked him for help in finding underage boys to have sex with in Thailand.