Neil Robert Stevenson
Neil Robert Stevenson pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of a ten year old girl and also to doing an indecent act in a place to which the public had access, by masturbating and exposing your erect penis to a seven year old girl while you were in a motorcar.
Your criminal list includes offences of dishonesty and those, I am advised, are of particular relevance considering the seriousness of your offending which contains a pattern of previous sexual offending of the same kind. On 5 February 1997 you appeared before this Court for sentence on four charges of attempted abduction of girls under 12. Within a three month period between May and August 1996 on four occasions you approached young girls quite unknown to you and suggested that they accompany you.
The first was on 21 May 1996 when a ten year old was walking along a street in Glen Eden when you approached her in your car. You offered a ride, which she declined and she ran off down the road attracting the attention of some members of the public.
The following month a seven year old girl was walking along a street in the same suburb when you approached her in your car. While masturbating in her presence you asked her to go over to your house to play with your toys. She declined and ran home.
On 5 August 1996 an eight year old girl was walking along another street in the same suburb when you approached her in your car. You offered her a ride to the shop and she declined. You grabbed her jersey and pulled her towards the passenger’s door of your vehicle. She resisted, was able to back away and run into a neighbouring property.
When interviewed by the police two days later, you admitted the four offences and said that you had a serious problem with younger girls. On each occasion you had been masturbating at the time of the offence, you said you could not explain your actions, you admitted the purpose was to entice the girls into your vehicle for the purpose of taking them somewhere to assault them sexually with a probability of having sexual intercourse. You said that you have been responsible for ten to 12 similar incidents in the same suburb over an eight month period although the police were unable to find any other complainants unsurprisingly.
Date of Birth
1978 (D.O.B. is approximate)
At large in Frankton, Hamilton
Sentenced to 5 years with 3 year minimum non-parole period in March 2005
Released March 2008
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