Sentencing of Alosio Taimo in Auckland
"Sentencing of Alosio Taimo in Auckland"
Attribute to Detective Inspector Colin Higson, Counties Manukau Police:
Police acknowledge today’s sentencing of Alosio Taimo at the High Court in Auckland, who is facing 22 years imprisonment for serious sexual offending against 17 victims.
Taimo was convicted of 95 charges of sexual offending against vulnerable young boys, aged between 9 and 16-years-old at the time, across a 30-year period.
Taimo, who was a teacher aid and school sports coach, took advantage of his position to systematically select and abuse his victims; the offending taking place at a number of locations including his home, his car, a school sports shed and classroom.
Detective Inspector Colin Higson says this was a challenging case due to the number of victims and the gravity of the offending, which occurred over three decades.
The offending first came to light when a complaint was made to Police in 2016 and further victims were identified and came forward as a result of the criminal proceedings in court.
“I want to thank the victims in this matter for their bravery to come forward and disclose the abuse.
Their actions have enabled Taimo to be held accountable for this abuse," says Detective Inspector Higson.
“The priority in any case of this nature is the welfare and privacy of the victims and we have continued to ensure they are provided with the appropriate support.
“I also want to acknowledge the extensive efforts of the Police staff involved in this case.
This was a very complex and sensitive matter involving a large number of young victims and an extremely high number of charges.
“While we know there are no winners in this matter, we hope today’s outcome will go some way towards allowing the victims in this case to move on with their lives.”