Yuk Lung Lui
From a Yahoo Xtra article 19th September 2008
A man who tricked a woman into a hotel room, tied her up and attempted to sexually violate her and then robbed her, has had his appeal against preventive detention denied by the Court of Appeal. Yuk Lung Lui was sentenced in the High Court in Auckland in April to an indefinite jail term with the statutory minimum non-parole period of five years.
He had earlier pleaded guilty in Auckland District Court to a charge of abduction, attempted sexual violation and aggravated injury. Lui's lawyer argued in the Court of Appeal a finite sentence should have been given. In May 2006 Lui lured his victim into a hotel room he had booked for the day. He then tied her up and attempted to sexually violate her. When this failed, he tied her hands to her ankles in a hog-tied fashion and stole her cellphone and Eftpos card. He threatened to kill her with a knife if she did not supply her ATM number.
The woman managed to escape after being held captive for five hours. In their decision, Justices Bruce Robertson, John Wild and Mark Cooper said there was little indication from Lui of insight into his actions or commitment to change. They declined his appeal against preventive detention and said any other sentence would have been "inadequate" to reflect the total circumstances of his offending.
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Sentenced to preventive detention with a 5 year minimum non-parole period in April 2008
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|15-04-2008||Sentencing||High Court Auckland||Abduction without consent with intent to have sexual intercourse||29-05-2006||Preventive Detention||▼|