Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Alleged abuser says sex was ‘normal, consensual’

November 11, 2016 | By More
Alleged abuser says sex was ‘normal, consensual’

A man accused of 19 sex and violence charges against his travelling companion has given evidence that the couple had “a normal, consensual” sexual relationship.

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Girl victim of two sex attacks by same intruder

November 10, 2016 | By More
Girl victim of two sex attacks by same intruder

A 14-year-old Christchurch girl was the victim of rape and violation by the same nighttime intruder who entered her home and committed sex attacks two months apart.

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Couch-surfing host faces jail time on other charges

November 9, 2016 | By More
Couch-surfing host faces jail time on other charges

Sex charges have been dropped against a former Christchurch couch-surfing host who was accused of preying on tourists, but he faces a likely jail term after being found guilty today on other sex charges.

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Sex abuse victim ‘showing signs of PTSD’

November 9, 2016 | By More
Sex abuse victim ‘showing signs of PTSD’

An 11-year-old girl is showing signs of post traumatic stress disorder after repeated rapes by her father, who was today jailed for more than a decade.

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Evidence fabricated by teens, defence claims

November 9, 2016 | By More
Evidence fabricated by teens, defence claims

A man accused of posing as a social worker to meet young people claims the teenagers gave fabricated evidence against him at his Christchurch District Court jury trial.

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Companies’ $415,000 tax bills unpaid

November 8, 2016 | By More
Companies’ $415,000 tax bills unpaid

Two directors of the Christchurch firm Russley Engineering Ltd have been given home detention terms after admitting tax offences totalling $415,000.

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Warning for teen over infected blood assault

November 8, 2016 | By More
Warning for teen over infected blood assault

A teenager who admitted five assaults – including flicking Hepatitis-infected blood in a woman’s face – has been given a community-based sentence but warned that he must control his temper.

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Teen tells of man ‘being weird’ during home visit

November 8, 2016 | By More
Teen tells of man ‘being weird’ during home visit

A 15-year-old runaway has told of a man who said he was a social worker “being real weird” when he took a group of teenagers to his Aranui house.

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Judge rejects fraudster’s ‘inheritance’ claim

November 7, 2016 | By More
Judge rejects fraudster’s ‘inheritance’ claim

A judge says the explanation from a 35-year-old Manawatu man for raiding $74,262 from the bank account of an 80-year-old rest home resident “lacks reality”.

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‘Fake’ social worker indecently touched boy, Crown alleges

November 7, 2016 | By More
‘Fake’ social worker indecently touched boy, Crown alleges

A Christchurch man who allegedly pretended to be a social worker to befriend five troubled teens has gone on trial for sexual grooming and indecency with a 13-year-old boy who was part of the group.

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