Robert Henry Nepia
None of the victims of Robert Henry Nepia's sex attacks long ago opted to write victim impact statements for his latest sentencing.
Christchurch District Court Judge Gary MacAskill said he could understand why that was, after Nepia's confessions to sex offences against children dating back almost 30 years.
The 45-year-old inmate confessed in Christchurch Men's Prison while he was doing the Kia Marama programme for convicted sex offenders.
He is already serving an eight-and-a-half year jail term imposed in the High Court in Auckland on July 23, 2004, after he admitted 19 sex charges involving children as young as five years. That offending extended from 1979 to 1990.
Some of the victims wanted nothing to do with the case and just wanted to get on with their lives and that pattern appears to have been repeated with the Christchurch sentencing that took place in the Rangiora Court House.
The further offences he has now admitted took place from 1982 to 1997 and involved small girls and boys as young as five, when Nepia was aged from 17 to 31. None of the victims were related to Nepia. Some of the offending took place during games of hide and seek.
Date of Birth
1964 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 8 years 6 months in July 2004
Sentenced to a 1 year 9 month cumulative term in April 2011
Released August 2011, breached his parole twice
Released January 2013, breached his parole and jailed for another 2 months
Released under a 10 year supervision order July 2014
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Associated Media Links More jail time for child sex attack confessions
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
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