Vernon Hongi Teatawhai Pomare
Vernon Pomare, was found guilty following a jury trial on nine charges of sexual offending against a female relative, namely two of unlawful sexual connection, one of inducing the complainant to do an indecent act on him, two of
indecent assault and four of rape. Judge Gibson imposed an effective sentence of 11 years with a minimum period of imprisonment of six and a half years.
The offences occurred over a period of 14 years when the complainant was aged between six and 20 years old and the appellant aged between 12 and 27 years old. The early offending involved digital penetration. The offending grew more serious until there were instances of rape from the time the complainant was about 16. A feature of the case that greatly concerned the Judge was that for a good part of the relevant period the wider family was aware that the appellant was engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with the complainant. Adequate steps were not taken to protect the girl so that the appellant continued to offend with impunity. Ultimately, the complainant left New Zealand to escape from the offending.
Date of Birth
1988 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|22-5-2015||Appeal hearing||Court of Appeal Auckland||Sexual violation by rape||6 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|