Archibald Gordon Russell
In the 1960s, you began sexually offending against your eldest daughter. This offending consisted of a range of indecent assaults graphically described in the evidence which this Court heard. Over a period of years, you would regularly assault her, fondling her vagina, forcing your penis into her mouth and forcing her to perform oral sex on you. You would touch her vagina with your penis in a manner which involved simulating sexual intercourse for your own gratification. You would offend against her when her mother was out of the house. On occasions, you would
keep her home from school in order to offend against her, telling her that she was your favourite child and that the two of you had a special relationship. She often tried to escape from these situations, but you were unceasing in your inappropriate attention towards her.
Your second victim was your daughter from an extramarital affair. When she was six or seven years of age in the mid-1970s, you made a visit to her mother. On that occasion, you entered the victim’s bedroom, lay on her bed and inserted your finger into her vagina. In the early 1980s, she resumed living with her mother. You would visit regularly when she was babysitting her younger brother after school. You would cuddle her on the bed and rub her genitals outside her clothing. You progressed to rubbing her genitals inside her underwear and you would make her masturbate you. On one occasion, after digitally penetrating the victim you inserted your penis into her vagina and committed rape. When the second victim and her family moved home, she did not see you for a period of months. When you first visited, that was the Kaipara address, she ran away to a caravan outside the house. You followed her and asked her for a hug, which she refused. This angered you and you punched her in the stomach. It was at this point that you finally stopped offending against her.
Your third victim was the daughter of your first victim and hence your granddaughter. Over a period of time you induced her to perform indecent acts upon you. You made her put her hand on your penis. This behaviour stopped only when she was old enough to say no to you.
Date of Birth
1931 (D.O.B. is approximate)
At large in Manukau, South Auckland
Sentenced to seven years in December 2007
Unfortunately a minimum non-parole period could not be imposed as the offences were committed before 1993
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