Teens turned into sexual prey: How police caught a predator – NZ …

Last week Auckland man Andy Samoa was jailed for targeting, manipulating and sexually grooming and abusing three young teenagers.

He found them online, preyed on them, persisted with explicit messages and offered to pay cash, drugs and cigarettes for sex.

The 38-year-old was only caught when two of the young victims told their parents about his abuse – described in court as “disgusting”.

This is their story. It contains graphic descriptions relation to sexual abuse, and may be confronting or upsetting.

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She was only 13 years old when Andy Samoa found her online.

She was already living life on the troubled side and was particularly vulnerable when he set his sights on her.

But what he did was a catalyst for her downward spiral.

She was a child – Samoa knew that, and he went for her anyway.

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