‘Christchurch’s youngest don’, sex offender Tasi Selini, on the run from police
In 2009, he allegedly kidnapped a man – driving him around Christchurch for several hours assaulting him, stabbing him in the leg with a knife and abandoning him.
A witness at trial gave evidence of Selini referring to himself as “the youngest don in Christchurch”. The word don is used by some to describe a mafia boss or leading underworld figure.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case. A retrial did not go ahead because the victim did not want to give evidence again.
In 2011, Selini was jailed for eight-and-a-half years for a long list of sex and violence offences against a 15-year-old girl.
The girl said she was bashed, kicked and threatened during a long-term relationship with him.
Anyone with information about Selini should contact police on 03 363 7400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.