"The New Zealand Herald", Saturday, March 2 1996 10 YEARS' JAIL FOR HITCHHIKER WHO RAPED MALE MOTORIST A hitchhiker who raped a male motorist who picked him up felt he had been taken over by "spiritual forces beyond his control," a lawyer, Marie Dyhrberg, told the high court at Auckland yesterday. She told Justice Elias that her client, Siliileao Maulolo, also known as Trevor Maxwell Maulolo, considered that his lifestyle was "wicked." He felt that he suffered from a curse called "malaia" in which victims were taken over by spiritual forces beyond there control. This had been recognised as an unquestioned social reality in Western Samoa and it was now being recognised by Western health experts (as afflicting some Samoans). Maulolo, age 28, unemployed of Lower Hutt, apeared for sentencing on two charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and one of kidnapping. He had pleaded guilty. The judge said the victim picked up Malolo near Wellsford and was repaid for his kindness by being raped and forced to commit oral sex. Sentencing Malolo to 10 years imprisonment, she said her main consideration was the protection of the public. It had been a particularly horrifying and prolonged crime. For the Crown, Mr Lester Cordwell had said that the "starting point" for sentence should be 8 years jail. Marie Dyhrberg said that Malolo had been abused sexually and physically as a child.
Date of Birth
1968 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|15-08-1996||Appeal hearing||Court of Appeal Auckland||Kidnapping||01-01-1996||10 Years, Imprisonment||▼|