Man who abducted his teenage girlfriend likely to be deported back to NZ

“It seems every aspect of my life has been touched by three days that will forever be on my mind,” she said.

Ms Huxham told the court she has been diagnosed with PTSD and other anxiety related disorders, had struggled to find work and hadn’t used public transport since the incident.

“So when people ask me how this has affected my life it can pretty much be summed up in one word – I’m destroyed.”

She burst into tears several times as Judge Ian Dearden handed down Chapman’s sentence.

Judge Dearden described the offences as “appalling, despicable, digraceful, disgusting”.