Pre­ven­tive de­ten­tion for rapist

Weekend Herald - - News -

A Can­ter­bury man who preyed on women and chil­dren for three decades was sen­tenced yes­ter­day to pre­ven­tive de­ten­tion. The 52-yearold, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, was found guilty of rap­ing a woman on a weekly ba­sis over six months in 2012. She has been left trau­ma­tised, suf­fer­ing from post­trau­matic stress dis­or­der, de­pres­sion, and panic at­tacks. The man was sen­tenced to pre­ven­tive de­ten­tion with a min­i­mum pe­riod of seven years’ im­pris­on­ment.

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