Rape victim: Eight years is not enough
A woman who was repeatedly raped by a home invader while her terrified 7-year-old daughter was forced to watch has slammed her rapist’s eight-year jail sentence. Hamilton teenager Lorenz Shannyn Mekuli, 17, was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court yesterday, on charges of rape, abduction for sex, injuring with intent to injure, threatening to kill, sexual violation, attempted kidnapping, burglary and assault on a child. Following the sentencing, the woman who was subjected to Mekuli’s depraved acts in her home in suburban Hamilton on the morning of Saturday, April 8, contacted Stuff to express her unhappiness with the sentence imposed by Judge Louis Bidois. ‘‘It is unbelievable he has only got eight years. It is not nearly enough,’’ she said.