10 Mar 2014

New Zealander jailed in Vanuatu for indecent act with a young person

5:27 pm on 10 March 2014

The Vanuatu Supreme Court has jailed a New Zealander for two years and five months for an act of indecency with a young person.

Aron Collins, who is 41, arrived in the country on his yacht in 2011, and the Supreme Court heard he lured young boys onboard his vessel, where the incidents took place.

Epau Villagers in East Efate where the crime took place, had reported him to the police.

In his sentencing, the judge took into account that he was a first offender and he has already spent seven months in jail.