The victim of the Riverhead quarry attack unknowingly spent time with a convicted rapist, shortly before she was abducted.
The convicted rapist – who has name suppression – was one of the last men to see the victim before she was taken off an inner-city Auckland street and driven 25 kilometres west to a quarry in Riverhead.
Sometime later she came around to find a man standing over her wearing a white mask and wielding a baseball bat as he made demands of her.
The Crown says the attacker was not the convicted rapist but Colin Jack Mitchell, who is on trial at the High Court in Auckland where he’s denied charges of kidnapping, causing grievous bodily harm and assaulting a woman with intent to sexually violate her.
The convicted rapist told the court he went to see the Gay Pride Parade in Ponsonby and afterwards met the