Sex offender gets indefinite jail term

WILMA MCCORKINDALE
Last updated 20:33 14/08/2014

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Dunedin multiple sex offender Allan Jenkins, 42, has been sentenced to an indefinite jail term.

In the High Court at Dunedin today, Justice Graeme Lang sentenced Jenkins to a term of preventive detention for sex offences against four women, three of whom were raped.

The judge told Jenkins his type of offending, which included sexual violations by rape and indecent assaults, sent shockwaves through communities.

Jenkins had shown no remorse,  only pleaded guilty to the charges to avoid the unpleasantness of a trial, and had avoided treatment to remedy his offending, he said.

‘‘You are prepared to take advantage of whatever opportunities that are given to you to offend against females of any age,’’ he told Jenkins.

Lang sentenced Jenkins to minimum terms of six years prison for each of four sexual violation by rape charges.

The first victim was a 23 year-old woman acquaintance, whom he offered a ride home from the Dunedin Casino on August 22, 2006.

Lang said the woman declined his sexual advances while she was in his vehicle. He ignored her and drove her to a spot near St Kilda Beach and  raped her even though she cried in pain. He then drove her home.

Jenkins' next victim whom he also knew, a 25-year-old woman, was asleep at home  on September 21, 2009 when  he turned up in her room, woke her up and raped her. The victim kicked and punched Jenkins but it did not deter him, Lang said.  

On April 11, 2012,  Jenkins offered a 47-year-old woman unknown to him a lift to Gore from Dunedin and then raped her twice during stops on the way.

Jenkins was also sentenced to a minimum 18-month term for a representative indecent assault charge.  His 18 year-old victim went to police after Jenkins indecently assaulted her, grabbing her buttocks and her breasts while she was staying with her aunt and uncle, who were known to  Jenkins. The offending took place over five weeks in 2010. 

He was also sentenced to a minimum four years for the attempted sexual violation related to the second victim, and 12 months for a burglary offence.

The terms were to be served concurrently, the judge said.


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