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Tony Robertson: a timeline of crime

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 16/05/2016



Convicted of abducting a five-year-old girl with intent to sexually abuse her, three charges of indecently assaulting her, the attempted kidnapping of two other children, and robbing another 12-year-old


Sentenced to eight years' jail with a minimum non-parole period of five years, six months. Judge doesn't impose preventive detention, saying he wasn't a lost cause aged 19


FEBRUARY: Parole Board declines parole says he remains a high risk

DECEMBER: Released from jail after serving full sentence. Parole Board imposes strict special conditions, preventing him from having contact with anyone under 16 or going to schools, parks or playgrounds without the supervision of his probation officer. Also imposes electronic monitoring.


JANUARY: Sentenced to six months' community detention for breaching his conditions by allowing someone to stay overnight without approval. Arrested after going into a park

FEBRUARY: Extended supervision order allowing him to be monitored for up to 10 years imposed by court. Due to begin in June. Sentenced to two months' jail for the park breach, but because he'd already been in jail for more than half that time, was released with conditions imposed

MAY: Blessie Gotingco murdered, Robertson arrested


MAY: Found guilty of Gotingco's rape and murder

JULY: Loses name suppression

AUGUST: Jailed for at least 24 years and sentenced to preventive detention


APRIL: Loses Court of Appeal bid to overturn his conviction and sentence

MAY: Report finds no major failings in the way he was managed, monitored and released but has 27 recommendations on how management of high risk offenders can be improved

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