Christopher Leo Redden
The appellant seeks leave to appeal out of time against his conviction by a jury in May 2000 on one count of rape, three counts of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and one count of indecent assault. Each of those charges was laid representatively. He also appeals, by way of rehearing, against an effective total sentence of 10 years imprisonment imposed for that offending.
The victim, who was 16 years old at the relevant time, was the appellant’s stepdaughter. She is intellectually handicapped and the opinion evidence called by the Crown at trial established that she has a mental age of somewhere between five and eleven years, depending on the particular skill level assessed. The appellant had been in the role of a stepfather to her for about five years prior to his offending against her and was thus well aware of her limited intellectual capacity. When she attained the age of 16 years he commenced a wide range of sexual activity with her, including full sexual intercourse. This occurred over a period of seven months.
Date of Birth
1953 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|21-10-2004||Appeal hearing Date is approx||Court of Appeal Auckland||Sexual violation by rape||2000||10 Years, Imprisonment||▼|