A man was said that he raped a young girl because he was sad that nobody showed up to his barbecue.
Police in New Zealand, arrested the deaf man after he kidnapped and sexually assaulted the 6-year-old girl.
22-year-old Tim Horne, who was born in South Africa and was adopted by a couple in New Zealand, said that he smoked drugs because he was too distraught that no one showed up to his party.
He then walked to a park in Auckland, where he spotted three young girls who were not supervised.
He started playing with the three young girls and gave them candy.
He then grabbed the victim and took her to a secluded area, where he removed her clothes and touched her private parts.
He then pulled down his own pants and pushed the child’s head to his groin. The child’s mother heard hear screams and came to her rescue.
Horne ran away from the scene before the mother could catch him. However, Horne’s adoptive parents turned him in to police.
He pleaded guilty to kidnapping and indecently assaulting a female under the age of 12, and he was sentenced to three years in prison.
The judge also ordered Horne to be deported to South Africa. However, his family appealed the deportation order and they now won the appeal.
The Immigration and Protection Tribunal ruled that the deportation will be suspended for five years.
The tribunal heard that due to his disability, Horne's father would need to relocate to South Africa with him if he were deported, placing significant stress on their family unit.
“There are exceptional circumstances of a humanitarian nature that would make it unjust or unduly harsh for the appellant to be deported,” the tribunal said in the appeal judgement.
A clinical psychologist told the tribunal that Horne's risk of reoffending was “moderate to low.”