15 Dec 2008

Man pleads guilty to rapes

5:35 pm on 15 December 2008

A man has pleaded guilty in Christchurch District Court to rape charges arising from 1996 and 1988.

Wayne Robert Jarden admitted raping a Christchurch woman, aged 90, in 1996 and a woman, then aged 27, in 1988, when he appeared in the court on Monday.

A psychiatric report was ordered and he was remanded in custody for sentencing on 3 April.

The Crown intends to apply for a preventive detention sentence.

Jarden's brother, Kevin Moana Jarden, is already serving a sentence of preventive detention for raping two young girls.