A 64-year-old Masterton man was sentenced to five years in
jail today for historic child sex charges.
James Uren appeared in Masterton District Court facing seven
charges relating to indecent assaults on three children, two
girls and one boy.
The offences occurred in Napier between the mid-1970s and the
end of the 1980s, over a 13-year-period.
Name suppression was lifted today by presiding Judge Stephen
Harrop as the victims requested his name be made public.
Uren pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of a boy aged
between 12 and 16, one of indecent assault of a girl aged
between nine and 12, two of sexual violation of a girl
between nine and 16, one of indecent assault of a girl under
12, and two of indecent assault of a girl between 12 and 16.
Judge Harrop said while the defendant had expressed remorse
for his actions, that the abuse continued over a 13-year
period demonstrated that his main priority at the time was
- Wairarapa Times-Age