Matenga Kingi Ashby
The High Court has sentenced a young Northland man who kidnapped and held a woman prisoner in his house, where he sexually abused her for four days, to 15 years in jail.
Matenga Kingi Ashby, 24, must serve at least half that term before he is eligible for parole.
He was found guilty by a jury in June on eight charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, one of kidnapping, one of assault with a weapon and two charges of male assaults female.
Ashby appeared for sentencing before Justice Tim Brewer in the High Court at Whangarei yesterday.
His offences started in November 2009 when Ashby- angry at the woman for reporting him to police- jumped uninvited into the passenger's seat of her car when she was in Kaikohe and demanded she drive him to his house.
At his house, Ashby verbally, physically and sexually assaulted and threatened the woman with a beer bottle, pool cue and screw driver before she escaped.
Date of Birth
1987 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 15 years 6 months in September 2011
A 7 year 9 month non-parole period was imposed.
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Matenga Kingi Ashby Sentencing Notes
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|06-09-2011||Sentencing||High Court Whangarei||Sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection||19-11-2009||15 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|