Rapist admits breaching parole

Convicted double rapist Maka Renata today admitted breaching prison release conditions after being arrested in Lower Hutt last month.

He appeared in Lower Hutt District Court this morning where he also admitted possessing a prescription medicine without reasonable excuse, The Dominion Post reported.

He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on April 1.

Police began hunting Renata, 24, after he breached parole on December 23, leaving the Christchurch address where he had been ordered to live.

Acting on a tip, police found him hiding in the kitchen of a Lower Hutt house on January 9.

Renata was jailed for seven-and-half years after being convicted of rape, committed in June 1999 when he was 14.

He and his foster father Dean Hiroki dragged a 26-year-old Wellington woman into an alley where they held a knife to her throat and took turns raping her.

He was sentenced to an extra three years in jail after sodomising his 15-year-old cellmate about 16 months later.

- NZPA

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