Crown Law to appeal Alosio Taimo sentence

A photo of Alosio Taimo.
Alosio Taimo. Photo credit: Newshub.

Crown Law has confirmed it's appealing the sentence of rugby coach Alosio Taimo.

The 56-year-old sexually abused 17 children and teenagers aged between nine and 16 years old over the course of 20 years.

He was found guilty of 95 charges relating to sexual assault in October 2018. He used his role as a rugby coach to take advantage of his victims, who looked up to him as a mentor.

Judge Simon Moore says he used video games as a ploy.

"Most often would happen at your house; you would distract them with video games and then call them in your room one by one and offend against them."

He was sentenced to 22 years in prison on February 22, but Crown Law says the sentence is wrong and is asking for preventative detention.

Preventive detention is an indeterminate prison sentence, meaning there is no end date.

As it stands currently, Taimo won't be eligible for release until he's 66 years old.

Newshub.

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