19 Dec 2014

Man jailed 15 years for sex offences

1:01 pm on 19 December 2014

A high-profile businessman who traded methamphetamine for sex with teenage girls has been jailed for 15 years.

The wealthy businessman has continued name suppression.

The Auckland District Court heard one of his victims was a woman in her 20s who was on the street looking for drugs when the man's associates took her to his building.

The court heard the woman was stripped naked, shackled and sexually abused for hours.

Judge Russell Collins told the court anyone who heard that evidence will never forget it.

Two girls aged 14 and 15 were also bribed to perform sex acts for methamphetamine.

Judge Collins said he dismissed the wealthy businessman's offer of emotional harm payments to his victims saying - had the offer been genuine - it would have been made before today.

The businessman was also sentenced for firearms offences.