Shaun Allistair McLay
Sentenced to 4 years 9 months in July 2007
Parole eligibility date February 2009
A Greymouth man bound an 18-year-old man, locked him in a cupboard, and then later performed sexual indecencies on him, Greymouth District Court was told today.
Shaun Allistair McLay, 37, was today jailed for four years and nine months after admitting two counts of unlawful sexual connection on December 20, and assaulting a police constable on May 15. Defence lawyer Pat Butler said the victim had been "dossing down" at McLay's home and his behaviour was disruptive as he suffered from hyperactivity and ADHD. McLay become angry with the victim after he jumped off the roof his house onto the canopy of McLay's car, damaging it. After a night drinking he decided to discipline the victim.
McLay took the man to his bedroom, locked the door and forced the victim to perform oral sex on him. McLay then performed oral sex on the man saying if he told anyone he would be killed. He then he put him in a headlock and threw him out of his house, telling him to never return or he would be killed. Mr Butler suggested that medication his client had been taking because he had hepatitis C, may have contributed to his behaviour. The medication caused McLay to become irritable, severely depressed and have disturbed sleep.
Mr Butler said there was nothing sexual about that attack. "My client is also disgusted and embarrassed and has made amends by entering an early guilty plea so the victim would not have to give evidence." The assault on police arose when McLay was on remand and refused a strip search. In anger he punched a police officer in the face, breaking his nose. Police prosecutor Deidre Orchard said even if the victim did in fact jump on McLay's car, it was no excuse for the treatment given to him.
McLay was "no stranger" to anti-social behaviour. "There was an extended period of violence and it degraded and humiliated the victim and I believe any imprisonment less than six years would be inappropriate. "It was a cruel sadistic attack on a young vulnerable victim." The suggestion that there was no sexual motivation in the attack was "stretching things". Judge Brian Callaghan said: "I am sceptical about the lack of sexual motivation as there were two incidents, not one." It was a sustained, cruel attack of the most serious kind.
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Two sexual assaults on an 18 year old Greymouth man in December 2006
Also assaulted a policeman in May 2007
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