Man Jailed over Sexual Abuse of Boys [New Zealand]
August 4, 2006

A man who sexually abused young boys - some of whom he met through a church youth group - has been jailed for more than six years.

Robin James Hurd, 32, was sentenced in the Wellington District Court today on 13 charges including three of sexual violation to which he had earlier pleaded guilty.

Hurd's lawyer Greg King said Hurd had co-operated fully with the police and told them of two further complainants they knew nothing about.

Judge Mike Behrens, QC, said the offending was a breach of trust but Hurd should be given credit for his early guilty pleas and his efforts to change his life.

He sentenced Hurd to six-and-a-half years in jail.


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