27 Nov 2020

Man jailed for more than three years over motel rape

From Checkpoint, 5:24 pm on 27 November 2020

A man who raped a woman in an Auckland motel after going on a date with her has been jailed for three and a half years.

The man, who has interim name suppression, was found guilty of rape after a judge-alone trial in the High Court at Auckland earlier this month.

He continues to deny the offending and has already instructed his lawyer to appeal his sentence and conviction.

RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith was at today's sentencing and filed this story - and it warning, it contains distressing content.