NZ Herald WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A patched gang member has been jailed after his assaults on two women left them permanently scarred. Turanga Werata, 24, was sentenced in the Palmerston North High Court on Wednesday to 13 years' imprisonment for his violent, sexual offending, narrowly missing out on preventive detention. In determining his sentence, Justice Susan Thomas said his relatively young age coupled with his willingness to engage in rehabilitation and the fact this was his first conviction for sexual offending, meant he would not receive preventative detention.
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Eligible for parole after 6.5yrs.
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