Brian James Maxwell
From this Gisborne Herald story here
"Bloody, bloody good job, the bloody mongrel." The anguished mother of a little girl raped and sodomised by 62 year old Norsewood farmer Brian James Maxwell gave vent to her feelings after he was sent to jail indefinitely yesterday. The mother, wondering why family members Maxwell lived with had never warned her of his history of sexual offending, said she could take comfort only from the fact that he would be an old man when he got out of jail.
Maxwell, formerly of Gisborne and now of Norsewood, was sentenced to preventive detention by Justice Goddard in the High Court, Napier, after admitting seven sexual assaults on two girls. One of the girls, aged seven, was raped and sodomised by Maxwell in a farm shed in December. Speaking outside court after Maxwell's sentencing yesterday, the girl's mother said her daughter was now a "sick little girl", too frightened to sleep in her own bed. "I dread 7:30 every night because I can't get her to bed. She has to sleep in my bed". The mother said Maxwell had befriended her and her husband.
She had not seen Maxwell for a while until he asked her and the little girl on a trip to Palmerston North to see a rose garden. "I said no, but I let him take her". Now she feels she has failed as a mother because of what he did to her daughter. She said the little girl was having counselling which was helping, but it was a slow process. The man's family had apologised and told her how terrible they felt but she feels strongly that they should have warned her about him.
Date of Birth
Rape of a seven year old Gisborne girl and sexual offending (x7) against two young girls between October 1998 and November 2000
Previous history of sexual offending against minors
Attempted rape and assault of a 15 year old girl in 1977
Rape of a 20 year old hitchhiker for which he was jailed for 5 years in 1990
Sentenced to preventive detention with a 10 year minimum term in February 2001
Last known parole hearing December 2010
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