ONE OF the country’s worst sex offenders has been having unsupervised meetings behind closed doors with female prison officers – with one meeting sparking a callout from Auckland Prison’s Tactical Response Team after the guard raised the alarm.
Nicholas Reekie was sentenced to preventive detention after being found guilty in 2003 on 31 charges, including burglary, assault, indecent assault, abduction, sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and rape involving four females aged 11 to 69.
Three of his victims were abducted for long periods and sexually abused.
The 69-year-old, snatched from her retirement unit, was held for 15 hours.
A young woman taken while walking along a street was held captive for 17 hours.
Reekie – who is not eligible for release until 2022 – is currently held in directed segregation at high-security Paremoremo Prison where he is on 23-hour-a-day lockdown and has no contact with other inmates, who refer to him as ‘Sick Nick’.
According to the Department of Corrections, directed segregation can only be used where a prisoner is considered a threat to other inmates, or presents an unnecessary disruption to the good order and safety of the prison. Read more »