1 Aug 2019

Solicitor-General challenges 22-year jail term for sex offender

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 1 August 2019

The Solicitor-General is challenging a finite jail term imposed on one of the country's worst sex offenders.

Alosio Taimo was found guilty of nearly 100 sex charges relating to 17 victims after a trial at the High Court at Auckland last year.

Justice Moore jailed him for 22 years but stopped short of imposing an indefinite sentence of preventive detention.

Yesterday the Solicitor-General took the case to the Court of Appeal.

RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith was there.