Graham Keith Portsmouth
From a Dominion story 1st July 2000
Jailed for raping two teenage girls, Graham Keith Portsmouth was before the High Court at Wellington yesterday being sentenced for sexually abusing his son while they were both in the same prison wing. To protect the public from further offending, Justice McGechan imposed an indefinite jail sentence of preventive detention on Portsmouth, 49. The judge refused defence lawyer Louise Sziranyi's request for name suppression because Portsmouth's son did not have the same surname. A Wellington District Court jury had earlier found Portsmouth guilty on two charges of indecently fondling his 17-year-old son and one charge of indecently assaulting him by trying to force him to perform oral intercourse.
Justice McGechan said Portsmouth's uncle had sexually abused him when he was a boy. Portsmouth had given evidence at his uncle's sexual abuse trial about the time the sexual assault on his son happened and the trial could have affected his behaviour. Portsmouth had been convicted in 1994 of raping two teenage sisters, nine years before, and was serving a nine-year jail sentence. He had used violence to try to get his son to perform oral sex. A psychiatric report was silent on the likelihood of him offending again.
Date of Birth
1951 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Sentenced to preventive detention for at least 10 years in June 2000
Was jailed for 9 years in September 1994
Eligible for parole June 2010
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