Amelia Wade is a court reporter for the New Zealand Herald

Guilty plea after woman found dumped on road in Dome Valley

Jaclyn Keats pleaded guilty at the Auckland High Court to kidnapping and two charges of assaulting a person with a weapon. Photo / File
Jaclyn Keats pleaded guilty at the Auckland High Court to kidnapping and two charges of assaulting a person with a weapon. Photo / File

A woman has admitted three charges in relation to a young woman found dumped on a road Dome Valley in May.

Jaclyn Keats pleaded guilty at the High Court at Auckland this morning to kidnapping and two charges of assaulting a person with a weapon.

The charges arose after the 19-year-old victim was found unconscious by a member of the public on June 9 in Dome Valley and was flown to Auckland Hospital.

Five other people have also been charged - Nicola Jones, 28, Julie-Ann Torrance, 42, Cameron Te Hau Kareti Tautau Hakeke, 33, and Wayne Blackett, 39, while one person has name suppression.

Each person faces various charges including attempted murder, assault with a weapon, kidnapping, sexual violation and aggravated robbery.

Keats was remanded in custody until her next appearance in court.

- NZ Herald

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