Justice Minister speaks on Meyer rape case as National calls for inquiry
The National Party is calling for an inquiry into the Crown's handling of the Jayden Meyer rape case after an appeal of a sentence of home detention failed.
Meanwhile, Justice Minister Kiri Allan has acknowledged the victims' bravery and highlighted the High Court found the sentence "wasn't what it should have been".
Meyer was sentenced in July to nine months of home detention for raping four 15-year-old girls and indecently assaulting another when he was 16. The sentence set off protests in a number of centres across New Zealand, with one person likening it to a "slap on the wrist".
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