Paul Thomas Neumann
A 48-year-old Gore man who sexually abused a girl during a five-year period was sentenced to more than seven years' jail yesterday.
Paul Thomas Neumann appeared for sentence in the Invercargill District Court on two charges of unlawful sexual connection with the girl, three of indecently assaulting her and two of inciting her to perform an indecent act on him.
The representative charges spanned December 1991 to December 1996, when the girl was between 6 and 11. He was found guilty on all charges by a jury in November. Judge Kevin Phillips said from the outset the acts occurred regularly.
He gained access to his victim under the guise of reading her bedtime stories on frequent visits to her house. The court was told Neumann had prior convictions for similar offending, including indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection in 1993.
Date of Birth
1961 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 7 years 9 months in April 2010
A 4 year 6 month non-parole period was set
Additional Photos & Files
Associated Media Links Five years' abuse, seven years' jail
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|19-4-2010||Sentencing||Invercargill District Court||Sexual violation by digital penetration||7 Years, 9 Months, Imprisonment||▼|