Mount Roskill Intermediate school
We’re relieved to hear that a suspect has been arrested in relation to the savage beating and rape of woman in Mount Roskill.
The 27 year woman old was attacked as she walked home from work through the grounds of Mount Roskill Intermediate school on the afternoon of 17 January 2012 . Her husband went to look for her and found her semi-conscious and badly injured She was left traumatised by the attack and unable to speak, taking over a week to recover in hospital.
In the same area another woman had been approached earlier in the day by an aggressive male behaving in a threatening manner. She told her mother who lives overseas, who read about the rape on-line and then contacted New Zealand police.
Police say they have a 17 year old youth in custody, given his age we assume that he will not be afforded the privilege of name suppression. Initially he will appear in youth court because he was 16 when the woman was attacked, but we suspect the case will be moved to a higher court to deal with. According to the Herald
He will appear in Auckland Youth Court charged with assault with Intent to commit rape, aggravated wounding, unlawful sexual connection and rape.
At the time, Inspector Gary Allcock said her injuries were “serious” and counted it among the worst he had seen in 28 years of policing.
NZ’s out of control teens
The number of rapes and violent attacks perpetrated by teens in New Zealand is reaching worrying proportions, it was only a matter of weeks ago that a 16 year old raped and mutilated a 5 year old Belgian girl at a Turangi campsite. The two males charged with the death of reporter Phillip Cottrell were aged 17 and 19, and the youth who battered Karen Aim to death was only 14.
Today two youths aged 14 and 15 appeared in Rotorua Youth Court charged with the assault of elderly Polish man, Roman Skorek, whose body was found in Kuirau Park early on Tuesday morning. A 20 year old has been charged with murder.
Youth crime is becoming increasingly savage in New Zealand. As the officers working on the Turangi rape case said: its time for NZ society to take a good look at itself.
Its also time for an in-depth review of the criminal justice system for youth offenders. Something patently isn’t working.
Mount Roskill Intermediate
The school is situated in south Auckland, use the street view above to locate the area within Auckland.