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A Hastings man who forced an intellectually impaired woman to sign a contract allowing him to sexually offend against her has been sentenced to preven

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 01:19 PM

We trust that http://www.acc.co.nz are providing appropriate support for this brain injured and now sexually abused woman.

Hastings man Douglas McInnes forced mentally impaired woman to sign sex contract


MARTY SHARPE

Last updated 13:41, December 18 2015

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A Hastings man who forced an intellectually impaired woman to sign a contract allowing him to sexually offend against her has been sentenced to preventive detention.

Douglas McInnes, 63, was sentenced in the High Court in Napier on Friday after a jury found him guilty of four representative charges of performing sexual acts on a person with significant impairment.


McInnes befriended the woman, aged in her late twenties, and her husband, who suffered a brain injury in an accident.

He helped them on a daily basis with household chores and by driving them around.

His offending began after Queen's Birthday weekend in 2012.

Before the offending began he made the woman sign a contract he termed a "secret deal for life".

The contract obliged the woman to engage in sexual conduct with McInnes on his terms and she believed she had to do the things outlined in the contract. The contract also prohibited her from ever telling anyone about the sexual conduct.

The woman, who never received a copy of the contract, was scared of what McInnes would do if she didn't comply.

McInnes awarded the woman points when she performed sexual acts to his liking, and deducted them if she did them badly. He would keep a record of the points and buy her gifts such as hair ties, hair bands and pencils when she earned enough.

His offending came to light in September 2012 when the woman's church pastor questioned her about her relationship with McInnes.


Until that point she had felt unable to tell anyone what was happening to her due to the contract she had signed.

She felt able to tell her pastor because she could not lie in church. The pastor informed police and an investigation began.

When police searched McInnes' property they did not find the particular contract signed by the victim, but they did find a similarly worded draft document that was consistent with her description of the one she had signed.

Justice David Collins sentenced McInnes to preventive detention with a minimum non parole period of five years.

Collins said the harm Mcinnes had caused his victim was "immeasurable" and there was a clear need to protect the community.

Preventive detention is an indeterminate sentence, meaning a prisoner may never be released.

The sentence is reserved as punishment for the most serious of crimes, committed by people who are deemed likely to reoffend on a similar level.

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