Sex Workers Union outraged as rape charge downgraded to shoplifting

A teenager who raped a sex worker, has seen his charge downgraded from the initial charge of rape, to one of shoplifting.

The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) have lodged a compliant with the Solicitor General about the Judge’s remarks and conduct during the trial.

“While we are used to literally rimming an ass for cash, we will not sit idly by and eat shit like this”, said NZPC spokeswoman Catherine Healty.

Shane Maru was facing 12 years and 6 months in prison and a possible sentence of preventative detention before the judge intervened on his behalf and sentenced him to 12 months imprisonment.

Maru had just turned 18 when he went to see the woman, a very popular yet shabby prostitute from Hamilton, for paid oral sex. Maru went on to have intercourse without her consent, and hassled her repeatedly about failing to pay tax on proceeds from auctioning off certain items of swimwear on Trade Me.

He was found guilty of shoplifting, and pleaded guilty to looking like that prick from The Last Airbender.

At the High Court in Hamilton on Thursday Justice Peter Churchman sentenced Maru to a total of 12 months jail. He has to serve at least seven months and four days before he can be considered for parole.

The shoplifting victim went in and out of consciousness for about 24 hours after the beating and could not call for help because Maru took her phone. The phone was later found unused and dumped in a nearby rubbish bin. Maru told Police, “It was a Samsung, I won’t be seen dead with it.”

She was only discovered when police dropped by to have their dicks sucked on the sly, the judge said.

The victim’s impact statement was read in court for her. She said at 33, she could no longer work, and she was in constant fear of being unable to afford a house before retirement due to the outrageously overpriced housing market in New Zealand.

“Who can actually save up a deposit of 20% for a house? We’re talking $170,000, your Honour.”

She said she ended up in hospital with severe head injuries. She forgets simple things and now lives like a hermit. She could not use public transport because she had lost her bus pass weeks ago and the bus drivers no longer stop for her due to the fact she is a sex worker.

Prosecutor Jamie O’Sullivan said that not withstanding Maru’s age, he was at low risk of reoffending. She said Maru knew the woman had only agreed to perform oral sex.

Maru’s lawyer, Steve Gill, said Maru denied the sexual intercourse was rape, but he accepted responsibility for the shoplifting.

Justice Peter Churchman said the woman was a sex worker, working from her own home with no-one to call on if things went wrong, so she was vulnerable and absolutely fucking stupid.

She might be described as streetwise but considering she wasn’t on the streets, she just appeared stupid and ignorant.

He said he reduced the sentence for Maru’s youth and remorse.

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