Stacey RERITI 14/7/2022
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002
Hearing: 14 July 2022
at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility by MS Teams
Members of the Board:
Ms M More – Panel Convenor
Mr P Elenio
Major C Roberts
In Attendance: [withheld] - Case Manager
Support Persons: [withheld]
DECISION OF THE BOARD
- Stacey Reriti is 37. She makes her sixth appearance before the Board on a sentence of nine years nine months for sexual offending with a boy aged 12 to 16. The victim was a student where Ms Reriti was at a school where she was Deputy Principal. The offending took place between 2012 and 2014. There was frequent offending, and it took place largely in a car and once in a motel.
- At sentencing, the victim identified that because she was his teacher, she should have known better and school should have been a safe place. The judge said there is no justification for her actions. Ms Reriti has no offending history.
- Ms Reriti has a RoC*RoI of 0.06609 and an ASRS of 1. Her statutory release date is 21 April 2026. She has three years and nine months remaining on her sentence.
- Ms Reriti has a classification of minimum. Her behaviour is positive and she is noted to be respectful and compliant with no issues. She is working hard and is a strong leader in the Māori Focus Unit.
- Ms Reriti has completed 20 individual treatment sessions with a psychologist, the Alcohol and Other Drug Brief programme, and some education including Maori Woman's Leadership.
- The last Board asked that she engage with [withheld], that she complete guided releases and develop a relationship with the staff.
- Today Ms Reriti asks for a two month standdown. She said she is engaging with Anglican Action as much as COVID-19 has allowed, and she wants time to build that relationship. She also wants to continue with her trauma counselling. [withheld] said that a bed would be available in September.
- The Board sees merit in Ms Reriti’s proposal. She does not feel that she is ready for release and as such her risk is undue and parole is declined.
- We will see her again in two months, September 2022. Ms Reriti understands that any consideration for parole will be made by that Board on the day.
Ms M More