Man jailed for underage sex

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 15:28 11/07/2014

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An Auckland man who had sex with two teenage girls he met at a bus stop has been jailed for two years and one month.

Peter Taare, 21, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court today for two charges of sexual connection with a young person aged between 12 and 16 and for two burglaries.

Judge Brooke Gibson said Taare met the two girls in August 2013 while they were waiting for a bus in Auckland's New Lynn.

He arranged to meet them later and saw them the next day. Taare bought some cigarettes from a dairy and some alcohol, the judge said.

Taare asked the girls' ages and was given "inaccurate information".

His inquiries were "not entirely adequate", the judge said.

The trio drank "a couple cans of bourbon each" and Taare had sex with both girls

The judge said at one stage the girls became distressed, and one became ill, vomited and briefly passed out, though this may have been due to the drinking.

Taare was arrested and charged about 2-1/2 months later and subsequently pleaded guilty.

The burglary charges related to Taare burgling a west Auckland cricket club of several bottles of alcohol.

He was located because he cut his hand breaking the window of the club and left his blood there.

Taare's lawyer, Sharon Green, said her client was "quite immature for his age".

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