16 year old to admit guilt

What an awful, awful situation. I feel for the girl and her family and only hope and pray they can recover from this. I just hope it’s doesn’t take her life away.

The 16-year-old boy charged with raping and injuring a 5-year-old before Christmas at a Turangi campground has indicated he will admit the charges.

At the boy’s appearance in the Taupo Youth Court today his youth advocate and lawyer Katherine Ewen indicated to Judge Munro the boy would not defend charges of rape, burglary and grievous bodily harm via sexual violation.

More than a dozen friends and family sat in the public gallery in support of the teenager, who cannot be named because of his age.

There are no winners in this story, only losers and through his own actions this unnamed 16 year old may have ruined his own life as well as the young girls.

The 16-year-old’s mother read a karakia prepared by the accused in which he asked God to forgive him.

He and his whanau will attend a family group conference at the weekend and will reappear before the court next week.

I hope he also has asked for the family’s forgiveness and seeks a way to demonstrate his remorse…if indeed it is genuine.

Image first in NZ Herald

6 thoughts on “16 year old to admit guilt

  1. Lisa January 12, 2012 / 17:13

    I feel for the family and the little girl so innocent and on holiday with her family in our beautiful country. Sadly this thug just happened to decide to do what he did to her, personally when he gets sentenced to jail i hope its long enough for him to eventually be in mainstream so the other DADs in there can give him a taste of his own medicine, i have heard from an ex prison warden that they often turn a blind eye, so hopefully this will happen when this creep gets his over and over. Nothing will ever be enough to take these memories from that little girl, I just hope that in time the pain will ease somewhat for her and her parents. To the creep that did this.. To be honest Jail is to good for him, a bullet is worth about 50 cents and it will save us tax payers of this country a whole lot of money… who wants to feed and cloth such an animal and as for his Mother reading out a prayer.. God may forgive him so it will ease his mind but what he did will remain in the minds of others and will never be forgotten and he will never be respected in jail or in our communities…the bullet is the cheapest way out for such a creep. Hide behind your towel you scumbag.

  2. cheryll eddy January 12, 2012 / 19:15

    Like you said Pat there are no winners here.This young man has destroyed his life and that of the young girl ,her family and his own.Jail is fine but how do you determine how long he should be there for what he did?..A bullet as suggested by one is not the answer and neither is casteration of him.Expecting or hoping for other dads inside to deal to him is only doing the same thing that he has done and put him there.I look at bailey kuriaki..Excuse me if its spelt wrong…what did sticking him behind bars do?.. has he become a model citizen?..did prison make him into a better more usefull member of society?…no.So what do we do with young offendsers like this?..Do we stick all those who do this on a deserted island and let them use mob justice to rule and the fittest and toughest survive scenario?..this it seems to me is not a new situation.Our criminal history is litterd with offenders such as this and worse such as peter holdem who abducted and murdered Louisa damadram all those years ago.At his two parole hearings he has never even been remorseful for what he did.if you do not know this case google it.our law makers need to find solutions to the problem and where do they start.?
    it is not a job that I would like to try and have to solve.I have no idea what the solution is but I honestly dont think jail is the perfect solution and baying for his blood is not the solution either.
    The above reply is saying hide behind your towel you scumbug but if they think bsack we have two childrens murders in NZ that have never been solved because one case THE FAMILY all closed ranks and would not help Police and the second case was much the same.
    It is so easy for us to demand his head ,to want a bullet put through him,but there is a bigger problem here than that.
    I hope and I pray for this young girl that she recieves the best possible care as she grows and has to confront what was done to her,and I hope and I pray that this young man is made to atone for what he has done.His penalty??/…Im not sure.

  3. Robyn Hood January 12, 2012 / 19:48

    Rather than wait for Mr. Invisible to forgive him, I hope he can forgive himself, look at himself thoroughly, be honest with himself and realise his weaknesses and go forwards in a way that he can live with, with a good conscience and grieve for himself and for the little girl. None of us are perfect- this boy needs to do a lot of work on himself and realise the repercussions of his actions. I hope he has good family and professional support.

    It’s heartbreaking for everyone involved.

  4. Sally January 12, 2012 / 20:18

    Robyn, If he had a good family this would probably not have happened in the first place! The biggest and most important role models for children are their parents and close family. I cant imagine how the family of the young girl is feeling (I have two girls myself) but I also feel sorry for the lad, he is the product of his upbringing and if this is where his upbringing brought him, then maybe it is the family who needs help also.

  5. Ben R January 13, 2012 / 00:56

    Don’t feel sorry for the 16 year old in the least. Big difference between crashing your car or getting too drunk (normal stupid stuff teens do) and the disguisting behavior that he did. To be honest, anyone who does something like that at 16 is pretty much scum for life.

    I do really feel for the girls family and the girl. Terrible, terrible look for New Zealand tourism at a time where we really cannot afford that. Hopefully this little girl will be able to recover from this….I wish her all the best

  6. Phil Wild January 13, 2012 / 07:15

    Hell. I am so sorry – sorry that I have been caught – I will face up to my actions by hiding beneath a towel and hope that it all goes away.

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