Douglas Harold McInnes
Illegal sex has never been far away in the life of 63-year-old Hastings man Douglas Harold McInnes - when he's not in prison.
So when a court order blocked him from getting too close to children, he wooed a 29-year-old woman with a reading age of 7, put her on a contract to keep it a "secret deal for life", and awarded her points for the sexual acts he wanted.
It happened while he was on an extended supervision order targeting protection of children, in light of previous convictions dating back to 1966 - when he was 14 - but yesterday in the High Court in Napier Justice David Collins said evidence and reports after the latest offending highlighted McInnes was a high risk to any group of vulnerable females.
With defence counsel Matthew Phelps accepting that a prison sentence of at least five years was likely, Justice Collins accepted Crown prosecutor Rebecca Guthrie's call for preventive detention, meaning McInnes might never be released.
He will serve a minimum five years in jail before he can be considered for release, which can only be done with significant treatment and assessment, and evidence that he would no longer be a risk.
Date of Birth
1952 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Sentenced to 6 years with a minimum 4 year non-parole period in December 2002
Released September 2008
Subject to a ten year supervision order February 2009
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Jail for abuse of vulnerable woman
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