Daniel Martin Robson
A convicted rapist has successfully appealed his 14-year sentence, reducing it by eighteen months.
Daniel Martin Robson, 37, was found guilty of rape and indecent assault in a Christchurch District Court jury trial in October 2014.
Both victims were aged under 16 when the rapes occured. The girls were not family members and the offences were described in court as "opportunistic". One of the victims attempted suicide after the rape and was hospitalised.
Christchurch District Court Judge David Saunders sentenced Robson to 14 years of imprisonment, with a minimum non-parole period of six years.
That sentence was overturned by Justices Winkelmann, Dobson, and Gilbert JJ in the Court of Appeal on Thursday, who downgraded it to 12 years and six months.
The six-year minimum non-parole period remained. An appeal against the conviction was dismissed.
Date of Birth
1978 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Paparoa Mens Prison Christchurch
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Daniel Martin Robson Appeal Notes
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|17-12-2015||Appeal hearing Date is approx||Court of Appeal Christchurch||Sexual violation by rape||05-06-2004||12 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|