11 Dec 2015

Sex offender who went on run sentenced

5:51 pm on 11 December 2015

The child sex offender who went missing after removing his GPS monitoring anklet has been sentenced to intensive supervision which will see him move cities.

Daniel Livingstone earlier pleaded guilty to unlawfully entering a property, breaching a supervision order and failure to comply with his sentence.

He is also charged with two counts of theft.

Daniel Livingstone being sentenced in Lower Hutt District Court.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Daniel Livingstone being sentenced in Hutt Valley District Court.

Livingstone had been imprisoned for eight years for abducting, raping and threatening to kill a 10-year-old in 2006.

He was released from prison on an extended supervision order that restricted his movements.

In August he cut off his anklet and was on the run for 36 hours before being captured by police.

Today Judge Chris Tuhoy said the charges would normally incur a prison sentence, and the only reason Livingstone was not sentenced to imprisonment was because of the four months he has been in prison on remand since being apprehended.

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