Christopher David Roche
Damon Shiro Brown
Sentenced to just 5 years in December 2002
Released at sentence end date October 2007
Was then given an extended supervision period of 6 years
Has already breached his conditions and went back inside
Now released again
Since breached his conditions again, went missing
From the Christchurch Press 2nd December 2014
A four-day manhunt for Christopher David Roche has ended after armed police surrounded a home in Lyttelton. Construction workers saw the dramatic conclusion to the police operation as members of the armed offenders squad (AOS) ordered the 35-year-old fugitive to surrender about 1pm yesterday. Police last week unsuccessfully searched properties in Wigram and Kaiapoi for Roche, who was wanted for property and firearms offences, breach of bail and two breaches of extended supervision.
Members of the AOS, police dog handlers and officers set up cordons around the hillside property on Bridle Path about 11.30am yesterday. A construction worker next door said he watched as police swarmed the area and called for Roche to "come out with your hands in the air". "He [Roche] was quite reluctant for a period but finally came out . . . and they [police] said 'get on the ground'." Roche lay face down on the road before he was arrested at gunpoint, the worker said. Police spokeswoman Lisa- Marie Brooks said Roche, also known as Kristian Glanville, was arrested without incident. He will appear in the Christchurch District Court today.
From the Otago Daily Times 18th February 2000
A man police say was a member of an organised paedophile ring operating in the Wellington region pleaded guilty yesterday to five charges relating to the indecent assault of three boys. Wellington District Court Judge Craig Thompson refused continued name suppression for Christopher David Roche (20), unemployed of Miramar. Roche was remanded in custody until March 3 on two counts of indecently assaulting two boys aged 8 and 9, three counts of indecently assaulting boys aged between 12 and 16 and one count of offering to supply cannabis oil.
From the Otago Daily Times 4th August 2000
Mark Graham Smith (36), a liquor store owner, admitted 11 charges of indecently assaulting five boys and one charge of anal intercourse with a 14-year-old boy. Justice Heron said though two of the boys had consented to intercourse for money there was no excuse for his actions. "There was a determination in the way you went about seducing the boys, and using your dominance over them." The victims were aged from 13 to 15 and were abused from March 1998 to August 1999.
Defence lawyer Mike Antunovic said Smith, who was highly regarded within the community, accepted he had a problem but he believed consent had always been gained from the two boys he paid for sex. Christopher David Roche (20), a friend of Smith's, was earlier this year jailed for two years after admitting five charges of indecent acts against boys, and offering cannabis oil. Police had earlier claimed in a court hearing that Smith, Roche and two other men formed a paedophile ring but the men's lawyers disputed the claim. One of the other men was acquitted and another is to be tried in October. Mr Antunovic said Smith and his partner had continued their relationship throughout the court case but it had become difficult for them.
Smith's two Brown Paper Bag liquor stores had also struggled since his arrest, resulting in the closure of one. In a victim impact statement read to the court, one of the victims said he did not realise at the time what Smith had done to him as he was under the influence of the drug amyl nitrate. "I felt I had been taken advantage of, and abused - I will never forgive or forget what he has done." Justice Heron said the five victims had been deeply affected by the abuse. `With sensible parenting and other help they may be able to get on with their lives."
Roche was first caught at age 13, abusing an eight year old relative. Was convicted in December 1996 in Wellington of sexually assaulting a boy under the age of 12 - and sentenced to 15 months - which was suspended for a period of 18 months, meaning that effectively he walked free! The victim’s horrified family set up a website on Tripod which has remained up until recently. Was jailed in March 2000 for two years after admitting five charges of indecent acts against young boys and offering cannabis oil. His latest offence was indecently assaulting a boy - for which he was not sentenced to preventive detention - but to only five years!
Date of Birth
Sexual assault of a boy under twelve in Mirimar, Wellington in 1996
Numerous other sex offences on young boys since
Also has convictions for possession of firearms, possessing and supplying cannabis, motor vehicle theft, receiving stolen items and breaching bail
Unknown, likely to be at large
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