R v Clark [2017] NZDC 14873

Published 05 December 2017

Sentencing — committing an indecent act on a child — sexual violation of a child. The defendant pleaded guilty to one charge of committing an indecent act on a child and one charge of sexual violation of a child. In assessing the starting point of the sentence, the court took into account the significant breach of trust, the young age of the victim, and all the charges the defendant faced. The defendant received a discount for his guilty plea and was sentenced to four years and 10 months' imprisonment. Judgment Date: 7 July 2017 * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *