15 Jul 2014

Rapist to be sentenced in High Court

4:13 pm on 15 July 2014

A young North Canterbury man, who admitted raping a 17-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl on the same day, has been sent to the High Court in Christchurch for sentencing.

The judge in the Christchurch District Court said he did not have the jurisdiction to sentence the 18-year-old, who pleaded guilty to five charges relating to the abduction and rapes in the Christchurch District Court in November last year.

Police said that in October 2013 the man, who has name suppression, raped the older girl in a car near Christchurch Airport, then abducted the younger girl from a rural North Canterbury playground some time later and raped her.

He was arrested following a police pursuit that resulted in his vehicle crashing into a power pole.

The man will remain in prison until he is sentenced on 11 September.