Tauranga master carver Tuti Tukaokao died yesterday aged 72 after a long battle with cancer. Mr Tukaokao belonged to the iwi of Ngati Ranginui and Te Arawa, but his main hapu links were with Ngaitamarawaho of Judea and Ngati Hangarau of Bethlehem.
The final months of Mr Tukaokao's life were plagued by revelations of a past life of sexual deviance and paedophilia, culminating last week with his conviction on charges of rape and indecent assault, for which he received a five-and-a-half year jail sentence.
Date of Birth
1929 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|31-05-2001||Sentencing Date is approx||High Court Rotorua||Indecent assault on a girl under 12 years old||31-5-2001||5 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|