Man denied parole as 'deportation will endanger Fiji women'
Ritika Pratap; Stuff NZ
October 29, 2015 12:51 am
A child rapist has been refused parole by the New Zealand Parole Board because he poses danger to women in Fiji, where he will be deported once freed from jail.
Stuff.Co reports that Sanjay Kumar Chand Rana asked the Parole Board to free him at his latest hearing on October 13 so he could be deported home to live with family in Fiji.
However, Parole Board chair Justice Warwick Gendall said Rana is “an untreated significant risk offender” and remains unsafe to whatever community he is released to.
Rana was convicted in December 2013 of raping and indecently touching a 13-year-old girl in Auckland, and is serving eight years and four months in jail.
He is subject to a deportation order.
A psychologist’s report says Rana portrayed himself as a victim and blamed his real victim had narcissistic traits and believed his own distortions.
He refused to attend a child sex offenders course because of his professed innocence, but the board says he needed to complete a short intervention programme before his next parole hearing in January 2017.
According to court documents, Rana had picked the teenage girl up from hospital where her mother was getting emergency treatment and took her to her home to collect some belongings because she was going to stay with him and his wife until her mother’s discharge.
While at her home, he raped and indecently touched the girl.