R v Rewi Johnstone [2016] NZDC 4250

Published 16 August 2016

Sentencing — rape — unlawful sexual connection — Sentencing Act 2002, s 7 — R v A M [2010] NZCA 114. The defendant was sentenced to ten years and six months’ imprisonment for one charge of rape and representative charges of sexual violation by sexual connection. He had sexually offended against his daughter hundreds of times over a six year period. Offending fell at the top end of band 2 of A M. Aggravating features included the victim’s age and vulnerability, the nature of the relationship, the repetitive nature of the offending and harm done. **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.