10 years for Turangi campground rapist
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 5:08a.m.
The 16-year-old who raped a five-year-old girl tourist at a Turangi campground in a high-profile attack has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Raurangi Marino was sentenced in the Rotorua District Court, rather than Youth Court, because of the seriousness of the attack, which put the girl in hospital for nearly a week.
Marino was jailed for 10 years for rape, seven for grievous bodily harm and two years for burglary. The terms were to be served concurrently.
Marino earlier admitted rape, causing grievous bodily harm by sexual violation and burglary.
The maximum jail term for rape is 20 years.
The family of four, from Europe, had been travelling around New Zealand and were staying at the Turangi campground on December 21.
The girl and her three-year-old brother were sleeping in a caravan while their parents were using the campground's computers when Marino broke in and raped the girl.
Her mother returned to the caravan to find it locked and she could see the attack happening. She ran for help and Marino escaped.
He was arrested a week later and admitted the attack at a subsequent court appearance.
Despite the horrific attack, the family continued their holiday and donated $20,000 to the support agencies that helped them.
New Zealanders had donated more than $62,000 to the family following the attack.
NZN / 3 News
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2/03/2012 9:57:32 a.m.
@Jo, the system hasn’t failed him, his family failed him and he has failed our free society. No matter his age, he has proven he doesn’t even have the most basic human attributes of compassion or morality. He has forfeited his rights with in a free society and should from this point be treated as such. The Judge taking time off for extenuating circumstances is just beyond reason. He should have had time added for the age of his victim, the obvious premeditation of his crime and the fact that as a Mongrel Mob prospect, rape is one of the prerequisites to becoming a fully patched member.Im also inclined to think that due to the shear viciousness of his crime, this was also a hate crime. And that the race of the child was all important in for filling his hateful and sadistic agenda.
29/02/2012 10:51:04 p.m.
It was interesting to see this scumbag standing in the court. Hands in his pockets head down. I have attended trials in the USA. The judge will yell at the prisoner to get his hands out of his pockets and show some respect by looking up and making eye contact. This is the problem with this pathetic country. No respect, no accountability. Had a hard life gives you permission to rape, rob and beat up others.
29/02/2012 9:01:04 p.m.
If this boy who committed the rape had been brought up in a decent and loving family then this would not have happened!! The system has failed yet another young person and he will forever be paying for his crime. He is a child still himself. I can not imagine what his home life must have been like in order to twist his mind around to such an extent to make him commit such a disgusting and cruel crime against an innocent 5 year old girl. There are 2 victims here.
29/02/2012 8:06:50 p.m.
Newtown does have a point. Most of you have no idea what prison is like as you've never been. And before you complain about sentencing, talk to a real judge (I have) and find out why they give out the sentences they do. There are hundreds of factors to consider not just the severity of the crime.
29/02/2012 7:02:40 p.m.
i beleave that if 20 years is the max. and the sicking type of offending that has ocured here he should have receaved the 20 years i think this peace of crap should have got more but at least his new inmates will deal to him. this tosser might have got 10 years but his punishnment is just about to start im sure that some of these imates havent seen a woman for a wee while so he should be watching his back
29/02/2012 6:40:38 p.m.
Jim Seaview wrote:
Quote: "The 16-year-old who raped a five-year-old girl tourist at a Turangi campground in a high-profile attack has been sentenced to 10 years in prison."What planet does this Judge come from? This child rapist gets a 50% discount for what - wearing a tie in court??? Our Justice system is a sick joke.I agree with ST 29 Feb 2012 12:35p.m.he should have got 20 years MINIMUM !!!!
29/02/2012 6:26:09 p.m.
SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONSECUTIVE!!!!! 19 YEARS!!!! ARRRGGHHHH NZ law system is SO frustrating! The world has been watching us and this case, how is this going to make us look?? Like weak, pushover fools!
29/02/2012 3:31:24 p.m.
He was always going to get a light sentence in the eyes of the general law abiding public. Anything less than sterilisation for this crime is a light sentence. @Newton - nice troll tough guy. Don't preach to us how tough jail is. Jail in NZ is a cake walk compared to what the victims go through.
29/02/2012 1:56:53 p.m.
Newton -- if you had the balls to have a daughter and at age 5 she was raped I take it that you would be delighted if the rapist only got 50 % of the maximum sentence. Look in the mirror when you say "clueless and pathetic" !!
29/02/2012 1:47:32 p.m.
and i bet he serves 2/3's on "good behaviour" but thats ok cause hes a "good boy"
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