Arthur Samuel Roy Senior
A man who sexually groomed, drugged and raped teenage girls in Blenheim over three decades has lost an appeal of his conviction and sentence.
Arthur Samuel Roy Senior, 68, was convicted in 2014 on 35 counts of sex and drug offences involving nine teenage girls.
Senior maintained his innocence, denying the charges throughout a four-week jury trial at the Nelson High Court, and appealing the conviction and sentence in July.
But his lawyer failed to convince the Court of Appeal that evidence used at his trial was flawed.
Senior was sentenced in February last year to 15 years' imprisonment, with a minimum non-parole period of seven-and-a-half years.
His convictions included rape, sexual grooming, indecent assault, making indecent publications, and supplying class C drugs to minors.
During his appeal, his lawyer Rob Harrison questioned the reliability of the version of events given by the girls.
One girl described a sexual assault from the 1980s, when Senior, known to her family, indecently assaulted her on his boat in the Marlborough Sounds.
Two girls gave evidence of Senior indecently assaulting and sexually violating them while in his care in the 1990s. Ad Feedback
They were aged between 9 and 13.
Date of Birth
1948 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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Marlborough sex offender Arthur Senior loses appeal against conviction
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|20-2-2015||Sentencing||High Court Nelson||Sexual violation by rape||15 Years, Imprisonment||▼|