25 Sep 2013

Teen couple sexually abused child and posted pics online

12:54 am on 25 September 2013

A teenage pair who plied a girl with alcohol before sexually abusing her and posting pictures of her ordeal on the internet were sentenced in the High Court at Auckland on Tuesday.

A female, 17, who has name suppression, was sentenced to intensive supervision for two years and 200 hours community work.

Her former boyfriend, Johann Daubeck, 19, has previous convictions for sexual offending and was sentenced to prison for seven years. He will serve a minimum sentence of at least four years.

The court heard how the couple got the child, who was aged 10 , drunk before taking her into a forest.

They took turns sexually abusing her and photographing it before posting some of the images online.

Justice Ellis said the use of the internet meant the images had the potential to haunt the child for the rest of her life.