One of the leaders of the fight to ban legal highs has spoken of his horror over a teenage girl prostituting herself in return for synthetic drugs. TV presenter turned political hopeful Te Hamua Nikora has revealed the sickening plight of a 15-year-old from his hometown of Gisborne who is being paid with legal highs for performing “sexual favours” on adult men.
The girl’s case has come to light after one of her caregivers approached Nikora’s Mana Party office in Gisborne. Nikora is standing for Mana in the central North Island Maori electorate of Ikaroa-Rawhiti.
“We had someone who looks after her . . . come to see us to say she was down there [in the central city] performing sexual favours on men so they would go in and buy her that sort of stuff,” Nikora told Sunday News.
“When we have a young girl down here who is performing sexual favours for guys to go into the shop to buy that stuff . . . that makes me sad, that makes me angry. It makes me want to talk to these fellas and let them know how I feel about it.”
Full story – Story by Neil Reid. Published 27/04/14