R v Brian Epenisa [2017] NZDC 3110

Published 27 April 2017

Rape — burglary — sentencing — R v AM [2010] NZCA 114. The defendant was sentenced to eight and a half years imprisonment on the charge of rape, with no minimum period of imprisonment; and two years' imprisonment on the burglary charge. The aggravating factors included the home invasion, previous convictions, premeditation, vulnerability and harm caused to the victim. The defendant's youth was a mitigating factor. Judgment Date: 17 February 2017.