John Vernon Ihaka
Sentencing of John Vernon Ihaka on two charges of sexual violation by rape, two of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and one representative charge of indecent assault on girl under age of 12. The offending occurred in 1992 when Ihaka was living with his eight year old step-daughter and her mother. Ihaka continues to deny that it occurred.
Aggravating features were threatened violence, significant and ongoing effects on victim; also gross abuse of trust, particular vulnerability of victim, number and seriousness of offences and premeditation; further, Ihaka's list of convictions for sexual and other offending.
Previous Convictions: Rape (x2) (1996) (5 years imprisonment) Permitting indecent act on girl under age of 12, indecent act on girl under age of 12, indecent assault on girl under age of 12 (1992) (3 years imprisonment) Common assault (1991, 2000) Cannabis related offending (1983, 1998)
Date of Birth
1975 (D.O.B. is approximate)
8 year old girl
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|22-10-2004||Sentencing Date is approx||High Court Whangarei||Sexual violation by rape||06-06-1992||6 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|