August 5, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Brave victims of truck driver’s sex scam helped police find evidence

Dion Lance McKenzie is on bail awaiting sentence on six charges.

Ross Giblin/Stuff

Dion Lance McKenzie is on bail awaiting sentence on six charges.

Victims of a sex scam begun online helped police identify much wider evidence, a detective says.

A jury in the Wellington District Court on Monday found Dion Lance McKenzie​, 52, a former long distance truck driver, guilty of arranging to have sex with four teenagers for money in 2018 in the Hutt Valley.

Two were 15, and the others 16 and 17. One of the 15-year-olds changed her mind at the last minute, but the other three had sex with him on a bed in his truck.

The jury’s verdicts meant he did not have reasonable grounds for believing they were at least 18, the legal age for providing commercial sexual services.

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