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A Fijian man will be extradited to Fiji after he serves jail time for a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old Gisborne girl and sexually offended against two of her friends.
New Zealand’s Gisborne Herald reports that Satish Narayan Mishra, 31, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Judge Tony Adeane in Gisborne District Court. He has been jailed and will be extradited upon release.
He pleaded guilty to two representative counts of sexual conduct with a young person aged 13 to 15 at the time of the offending.
A jury found him guilty of raping a second girl, 14 at the time, and indecently assaulting a third, aged 16.
The sexual conduct charges related to the girl with whom he had a consenting, sexual relationship for many months.
The other two charges related to two of her friends, who Mishra plied with alcohol after encouraging them to participate in a drinking session.
Of the 10-year sentence, eight years were for the rape.
The judge added two more years for the sexual conduct charges.
Mishra received six months discount for that guilty plea, however the judge noted the complainant was still required to give evidence at trial in relation to the other charges.
For the indecent assault, he received 12 months imprisonment, to be served concurrently.
Mishra, who three times failed in applications for bail, has been in custody since being charged with the offending last October.
He was further warned that if he were to similarly offend again, he would face longer prison terms, as much as 20 years behind bars, with no parole.
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