Hawkes Bay Today story 5th February 2011
Two Mongrel Mob members found guilty of the rape and attempted rape of a woman on New Year's Day last year have both been imprisoned. Amos Tutu, 23, and Bryan Carter, 49, appeared for sentencing at the High Court in Napier yesterday. Tutu was charged with assault on a female, sexual violation and rape. Carter was charged with attempted rape. Justice Warwick Gendall said the men had been drinking at Carter's home in Napier with a number of other gang members and associates when the victim arrived there. The woman, in her late 20s, had come to join them and continued to drink with the crowd before Tutu headbutted her.
Later that afternoon she had gone to sleep due to a combination of staying awake for 36 hours and a lengthy drinking session. The court heard how Tutu entered the room and began to rape the woman while she was asleep before forcing oral sex on her. She then went back to sleep. Later that evening Carter entered the room and attempted to rape the woman before she refused and left the house and immediately called the police. Representing Tutu was Tony Snell who said there was no premeditation to his client's offending and described it as "opportunistic". Roger Phillip said his client, Carter, maintained his innocence but said he had a history of alcohol problems. Justice Gendall sentenced Tutu to eight-and-a-half years and Carter to five years.
Date of Birth
1962 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Sentenced to 5 years in February 2011
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Associated Media Links Amos Whiti Tutu - Bryan Carter Sentencing Notes