Raymond Sidney Vince
A former Salvation Army officer who sexually abused girls at a children's home has been jailed for seven years.
Raymond Sidney Vince, 63, had pleaded guilty to rape, four charges of indecent assault, three of permitting an indecent act by a child and two of doing indecent acts.
Yesterday, Wellington District Court judge Ian Mill gave him five years for the rape and two years for the other offences.
He said Vince had been the assistant manager of the Bramwell Booth Home in Temuka, South Canterbury, between 1977 and 1981. He met three of his victims there, abusing one so often she began to think it was normal. One he raped in a flat on the grounds.
Judge Mill said Vince had been expected to protect and care for vulnerable children, and he had failed miserably.
He said Vince used his authority to manipulate and intimidate the victims into keeping quiet.
Later, while Vince and his wife were living in Auckland, he abused the girl of a family they were visiting as Salvation Army officers.
Date of Birth
1945 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to seven years in September 2008.
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