A serial sex offender man has been jailed for the rape of an elderly Christchurch woman 12 years earlier. Arthur Waretini's crime went unsolved until he indecently assaulted a Raglan woman in her home last year. He gave a voluntary blood sample which matched DNA from the 1998 Christchurch rape, The Waikato Times reported. Waretini, 48, of Mount Maunganui, pleaded guilty in the High Court in Hamilton on Friday to indecent assault and rape and was jailed for 10 years. Crown prosecutor Sheila Cameron said Waretini's ``significant'' criminal history showed a propensity for sexual offending against women of varying ages, and violence. In 1987 he raped and robbed a female taxi driver in Christchurch after asking her to drive him to an isolated forestry track. Despite treatment in jail, Waretini offended again, raping the elderly Christchurch woman at knifepoint in 1998. He entered the victim's home through an open back door and wrapped a towel over her head and threatened her with a carving knife when she resisted.
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1962 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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