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Couch-surfing host faces jail time on other charges

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.

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

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.

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

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.

November 9, 2016 | By More
Companies’ $415,000 tax bills unpaid

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.

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

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.

November 8, 2016 | By More
Medicines charge denied

Medicines charge denied

A Christchurch man has pleaded not guilty to a charge arising from a police allegation that he used a pre-hospital emergency care certificate to obtain adrenaline.

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

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.

November 8, 2016 | By More
Judge rejects fraudster’s ‘inheritance’ claim

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”.

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

‘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.

November 7, 2016 | By More
Marriage scam broker threatened with arrest

Marriage scam broker threatened with arrest

A marriage broker convicted of scamming a Wellington man has been threatened with arrest unless she returns from Australia to face sentencing.

November 5, 2016 | By More

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