Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Indecencies on 13-year-old after online grooming

October 29, 2017 | By More
Indecencies on 13-year-old after online grooming

A 36-year-old man who committed indecencies with a 13-year-old girl he had groomed online and by text messages has been jailed for two years three months.

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Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

October 27, 2017 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

A Christchurch man who claims he was researching how to grow cannabis to get work in the medical marijuana industry in Australia is in custody awaiting sentencing in January.

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Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

October 27, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

An 19-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the mother of a three-year-old at a party in Avonhead in August.

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Court bid to release youth from secure care

October 26, 2017 | By More
Court bid to release youth from secure care

A High Court judge has been asked to force the State to find a placement for a 16-year-old youth being held at the youth justice facility near Christchurch because there is nowhere else for him to go.

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Fracas after court room jump

October 26, 2017 | By More
Fracas after court room jump

A man was grabbed and subdued amongst the public seating after jumping from inside the dock in Christchurch’s main police court.

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Reasons for mall violence suppressed

October 25, 2017 | By More
Reasons for mall violence suppressed

The reasons behind a teenager’s threatening and violent behaviour at a Christchurch shopping mall have been suppressed after he pleaded guilty to all charges.

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Drugs offered for sale on social media

October 24, 2017 | By More
Drugs offered for sale on social media

A man admits offering cannabis for sale on social media until his New Brighton home was searched in a police raid on the King Cobra gang in August.

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Quake-hit company kept trading through ‘loyalty to staff’

October 21, 2017 | By More
Quake-hit company kept trading through ‘loyalty to staff’

Loyalty to staff in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes eventually led to a knitwear company being liquidated and left the firm’s owner being prosecuted for a $250,000 unpaid tax bill.

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Online contact led to sex charges

October 20, 2017 | By More
Online contact led to sex charges

After confiscating alcohol from a 15-year-old girl he met at a party because she was too young, a 47-year-old man began grooming her for online indecencies and sexual encounters.

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Jailed rape offenders rule out appeals

October 19, 2017 | By More
Jailed rape offenders rule out appeals

Finally, after two rape trials that ended with guilty verdicts, two Punjabi men say they will do their jail time and they will not lodge appeals.

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