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Sex offender faces likely ‘life sentence’

May 12, 2014 | By More
Sex offender faces likely ‘life sentence’

At the age of 67, sex offender Christopher David Williams is almost resigned to his 17-year jail term being a life sentence.

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Post-trial tensions led to assault

May 9, 2014 | By More
Post-trial tensions led to assault

Tensions between a father and son about conflicting evidence they gave at a Christchurch District Court trial led to an assault when they returned home after the hearing.

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Sex worker attack accused struggling to get bail

May 9, 2014 | By More
Sex worker attack accused struggling to get bail

A man charged with assaulting a Christchurch sex worker with intent to commit sexual violation has been struggling to find a suitable address for his release on bail.

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Long jail term for rape of drunk, sleeping teen

May 8, 2014 | By More
Long jail term for rape of drunk, sleeping teen

A man’s breach of trust in raping and violating an 18-year-old woman who was sleeping off her heavy drinking at his Linwood house has drawn an eight-and-a-half year jail term.

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Guilty verdicts in massage indecency trial

May 6, 2014 | By More
Guilty verdicts in massage indecency trial

A 60-year-old man has been found guilty of 14 charges of indecent assaults on women customers who say they were touched inappropriately while they were being given Chinese massages.

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Theft and receiving of tools admitted

May 5, 2014 | By More
Theft and receiving of tools admitted

A Hoon Hay man has admitted stealing and receiving stolen tools worth $120,000.

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‘Peacemaker’ in bar fight may lose his eye

May 1, 2014 | By More
‘Peacemaker’ in bar fight may lose his eye

The peacemaker in a barroom assault may lose an eye because of the bashing that took place afterwards in the carpark.

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Career addict ‘doesn’t mind jail’

May 1, 2014 | By More
Career addict ‘doesn’t mind jail’

A homeless glue-sniffer has amassed a criminal record that now totals 42 pages of computer print-out – one of the biggest a judge has seen.

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Possible preventive detention decision delayed

April 30, 2014 | By More
Possible preventive detention decision delayed

Sentencing of an 18-year-old from North Canterbury who has admitted two rapes has been delayed to get a more detailed assessment of the risk he poses.

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Woman tells of feeling ‘terrified’ during massage

April 29, 2014 | By More
Woman tells of feeling ‘terrified’ during massage

A woman has told of feeling terrified and “really trapped” as she resisted a masseur’s actions during a full body Chinese oil massage at a Christchurch shopping mall.

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