Michael Brian Hodgson
 Mr Hodgson you are for sentence having been convicted by a jury of doing an indecent act on a girl under twelve years of age and secondly sexually violating that same young girl.
 The facts as identified by the trial Judge were as follows. In January 2007 you were employed at a service station in Palmerston North where during the course of your work you met the complainant and her mother. You entered into a relationship with the complainant’s mother. She had two children at the time, one aged four, the other, the complainant, six years of age.
 The complainant’s mother was unaware of your past history and on occasions left the children in your care without other adults. The complainant’s mother also let you play with her children on occasions when she was inside the house and you would play hide and seek with them outside from time to time.
 On one such occasion while the complainant and her brother were outside with you, you told the complainant’s brother to hide and then hid with the complainant. While you and the complainant were waiting for the complainant’s brother to hide you held the complainant around her waist, kissed her on the lips putting your tongue inside her mouth.
 On other occasions when you and the complainant were playing hide and seek and waiting for her brother to hide, you slipped your hand down the complainant’s pants under her underpants and introduced your finger into her genitalia. The complainant estimated that you touched her vagina every time they played hide and seek.
Date of Birth
1975 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Sentenced to preventive detention with a 5 year minimum non-parole period in October 2009
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