From a Dominion story 3rd May 2002
A 16-Year-old Wellington youth, previously convicted for raping a woman, was jailed for three years yesterday for sodomising a fellow male inmate at Christchurch's Kingslea Residential Centre. The 15-year-old male victim was described in Christchurch District Court as once being Maka Renata's best friend and confidante. Judge Stephen Erber decided to lift Renata's name suppression, unusual for an offender under the age of 17. Renata, of Wellington, raped the boy while serving 7 years six months at Kingslea for a late-night abduction, rape and robbery of a 26-year- old woman, which he executed alongside senior Mongrel Mob member and serial rapist Dean Hiroki. Renata had been under the state-appointed care of Hiroki at the time.
Renata stood in the dock at court and heard Judge Erber describe the Kingslea rape as "not so much an act of violence but a demonstration of power a clear demonstration by you of who was boss" .The victim, now 16, described Renata as "a jailmate". Renata was the popular leader, the victim was his follower. The boys confided in each other and the victim, serving a two- year sentence for aggravated robbery, asked to be moved to a cell beside him. The victim said he had no visitors so his friend Renata would invite him along to his family visits. The victim impact report describes the victim as fragile and struggling to cope with childhood sexual abuse and an unsettled, violent upbringing. The victim's sister said he had gone to Kingslea a confident young man in need of help and had emerged a broken spirit. His family were working to "rebuild" their son.
Judge Erber described the assault as "tantamount to heterosexual rape" but said the three-year sentence reflected the need for hope when determining what was best for young offenders. "In your case, hope is not yet lost.... It would be wrong to sentence you to the deserved seven years. "Judge Erber said Renata came from a background of alcohol, sexual abuse, violence, drugs and crime. But the teen was supportive of his family and the upbringing they provided. Renata had served 20 months of his sentence and was to have been eligible for parole in about three years. His additional sentence will add another two years to the non- parole period. Judge Erber warned that further offending was likely to result in a preventive detention sentence such as that being served by Hiroki which carried a minimum of 10 years non-parole.
Date of Birth
1985 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 10 years 6 months in September 1999
Released November 2009, went missing soon after
Sentenced to 18 months intensive supervision in April 2010
Sentenced to just 20 months in September 2011
Released October 2011 under a 10 year extended supervision order
Subsequently breached his conditions, was put back inside
Additional Photos & Files
Associated Media Links Maka Renata Sentencing Notes
Double rapist in breach of supervision
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