Brendan Paul King
Rape, unlawful sexual connection, indecent assault against a boy under twelve (x4) and inducing an indecent act on a boy under twelve (x2) between January 1999 and December 2001
A string of other convictions including offensive behaviour and dishonesty
Sentenced to preventive detention with a 6 year minimum non-parole period in September 2005
Eligible for possible release September 2011
The Christchurch High Court was told King continued his offending after his arrest and while on bail. The Crown pointed to a number of factors such as his continual denial of raping the female victim and the fact that initially he denied offending against the boys. King attended the Kia Marama treatment provider. The psychologist noted the programme appeared to have some positive impact on his thinking and his behaviour. The psychologist noted also his empathy and remorse were limited. The Kia Marama report writer indicates his risk of reoffending as high although King has undergone the Kia Marama treatment provider and has indicated a willingness to undertake other courses.
From the Christchurch Press 16th September 2005
A serial paedophile has been sentenced to preventive detention for sexually abusing children soon after being released from jail for similar offending. Brendon Paul King, 31, was warned when he was jailed in 2001 that the indefinite sentence -- the harshest in the New Zealand criminal law -- was likely if he sexually molested children again. Despite completing a rehabilitation course for sex offenders, he began a relationship with a woman through whom he had contact with two brothers, aged seven and nine. Both were repeatedly sexually groped by King, who sexually violated one, and induced the boy to touch him indecently.
Two months after that relationship finished, King started another with a second woman. He used that relationship to get near a teenage girl, whom he raped in a room. In the High Court in Christchurch yesterday, prosecutor Jane Farish said the latest offending brought to six the number of children who have been sexually molested by King, and it was alarming that the offences had increased in seriousness to include rape. "This man has not been frank with the psychiatrist and psychologist about his offending and that gives concern about this man's ability to rehabilitate," she said. "He has done the Kia Marama and Stop programmes (for sex offenders) and doesn't seem to have achieved a lot. He still seems to have little victim empathy. He is still a very high risk of reoffending, in my submission."
She said that less than a month after being released in 2003 from the jail sentence imposed in 2001, King was recalled to jail for breaching his parole by living in a caravan beside a woman with young children and for committing dishonesty offences. James Rapley, defending, sought a finite jail term instead of preventive detention, saying it would deal adequately with the threat posed by King. Justice Hansen said the case had a complex history, with King being charged with 15 sexual offences, being found guilty of 10, sentenced to preventive detention last year, a new trial ordered on appeal, and a legal battle over admissability of his comments to psychiatrists.
He then pleaded guilty to the six charges for which he is to be sentenced. Some of the offending also predated King's sexual abuse in the 2001 case. His Honour said determining the correct sentence was a finely balanced exercise because since the latest offending, King had completed the Kia Marama sex offenders' programme but had not been in the community to assess its effectiveness. "Remorse is claimed, although it's unclear that is, particularly given your failure to empathise in any way with your victims," he said. "There is certainly a risk that you will reoffend in a similar matter. The report writers say further treatment might reduce the risk of further offending but it remains high, in the case of two report writers, and not extreme in the case of another."
His Honour said King's offending had been an escalation of what he had done in the past, breached the position of trust he had been in, had been against vulnerable young victims, and had left them damaged. All three of the latest victims have suffered anger, disturbed sleep and headaches, with the girl and one of the brothers also deliberately harming themselves. King's tendency to inveigle himself into relationships where he had access to children was a serious concern. "They may never fully recover from the effects of your offending, something you should be aware of yourself since you claim you were abused," he said. His Honour sentenced King to preventive detention, with a minimum term of at least six years.
Date of Birth
1974 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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