14 Nov 2013

Teen pleads guilty over sex recording

12:14 pm on 14 November 2013

A teenager who recorded an extremely drunk 17-year-old allegedly being raped initially thought it was a joke, the New Plymouth District Court has heard.

The 18-year-old, who has name suppression, pleaded guilty on Thursday to making two recordings on his cellphone of the incident at a party on 11 October.

Crown Prosecutor Sarah Law told the court the teen made two brief recordings of two other teenagers having sex with the 17-year-old in a bedroom at a party in Oakura.

Ms Law said the girl was extremely intoxicated and incapable of consenting. She was unaware she was being recorded.

The lawyer said the 18-year-old boy later posted the recordings on a private Facebook page which devastated the victim when she found out.

She said he initially thought the incident was funny and a joke, but has since shown remorse.

He has been remanded on bail until sentencing on 5 December.

The pair charged with rape will appear in court in January.