A man who used fly spray to drug a 13-year-old girl before raping her has been jailed for 10 years.
Robin Whitiora Chadwick appeared in the High Court in Rotorua Friday for sentencing. He was found guilty by a jury trial in June.
The court heard that Chadwick forced the teenager to inhale a large amount of fly spray and she was unable to resist him in her drugged state.
Justice John Priestley said Chadwick, 57, had 24 previous convictions over the past 39 years, two for the rape of two girls aged under 12 which dated to the 1980s.
His latest victim's life had been turned upside down. She felt "scared, ashamed and stressed'' as a result of the attack in September 2009 and had experienced pain and discomfort during the forensic examination, Justice Priestley said.
"She describes herself as feeling as an outsider and distances herself from people in her life.''
Chadwick took the girl to a property with the intention of raping her, the court heard.
"You there used fly spray despite her resistance, in the end you forced her to inhale a significant quantity which had the effect of stupefying her,'' Justice Priestley said.
"You then ... pushed her onto a couch. Her ability to resist you was minimal.''
Justice Priestley said after Chadwick raped the girl he got dressed and took her back home.
She never wanted to return to Rotorua other than to visit the grave of a close family member.
Chadwick was told he would serve a minimum of five years of his 10-year sentence.