Damion Stanley Jackson
TVNZ News story here
Further background from this Otago Daily Times story
A young sex offender who may have been committing crimes since the age of 14 has had his jail term trimmed to 9 years. The Court of Appeal said Damion Stanley Jackson (18) might have a better chance of rehabilitation than first believed and it wanted to offer him a "horizon". Jackson was sentenced in the Manukau District Court to 12 years jail on 21 charges, including two rapes and performing an indecent act with a dog and another animal.
He pleaded guilty to offences involving six children aged between 4 and 11 years. Two of the children were intellectually disabled. Police alleged the offending began when Jackson was 14 but the earliest of the charges dated from when he was 16. Yesterday, the Court of Appeal allowed Jackson's appeal against the 12-year term. It cut three years from the 12-year rape sentences but said 9-year terms for sexual violation remained. The court said it had a new psychiatric report which was less pessimistic about the chance of Jackson reoffending.
Date of Birth
11 September 1983
Sentenced to 12 years, this was changed on appeal to 9 years in August 2002
Released August 2007
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