Sydney Portsmouth was sentenced to 8 months' imprisonment in the District Court on one count of indecently assaulting a boy under the age of 12. The nine year old complainant was a regular visitor at Mr Portsmouth's home. On the occasion of the offence, Mr Portsmouth held the boy down and put his hand down his trousers, fondling the complainant's genitals underneath his underwear. When the boy tried to get away Mr Portsmouth used substantial force, resulting in injury, to restrain him. He then took the boy into his bedroom and pinned him down on the bed, kissing him and continuing to fondle his genitals under his clothing. He again used force to prevent the boy from leaving.
Date of Birth
1921 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|28-02-2001||Appeal hearing Date is approx||Court of Appeal Wellington||Indecent assault on children under 12 years old||25-02-2000||Home Detention||▼|