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R v Heke-Gray [2019] NZHC 2841

07 November 2019

Decision

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Summary

Mr Heke-Gray faces sentence on charges, including serious sexual offending and perverting the course of justice. A starting point of 16 years, with a 9 month uplift for the perverting the course of justice offending (comprising a 12 month uplift with a 3-month discount for guilty plea) is appropriate. A 10% discount for Mr Heke-Gray's traumatic upbringing and systemic and social deprivation. A finite sentence of 15 years 1 month applies. An MPI of 50% is also appropriate. Given Mr Heke-Gray's entrenched denial of his offending, the Court imposed a sentence of preventive detention. He is sentenced to preventive detention with a minimum non-parol period of imprisonment of 7 years and 6 months.