Tag: indecent assault

Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

July 24, 2017 | By More
Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

Synthetic cannabis sent a man into a slide that has led to his jailing for indecently assaulting and grooming a 13-year-old girl and registration as a child sex offender.

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Bedroom confusion defence accepted

July 5, 2017 | By More
Bedroom confusion defence accepted

A jury has accepted that a man’s drunken bedroom confusion led to his arrest for indecent assault, but he has been fined $250 for punching the boyfriend of the woman he was accused of groping.

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Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

July 4, 2017 | By More
Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

A man says a party ended with a drunken confusion of bedrooms which led to him being charged with groping a woman as she slept.

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More sex charges against Canterbury man

June 30, 2017 | By More
More sex charges against Canterbury man

A company director has pleaded not guilty to a further seven sex charges involving two more victims, laid in the Christchurch District Court.

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Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

June 28, 2017 | By More
Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

A 21-year-old sex offender with “complex psychological needs” has been sent to prison because the treatment options are limited.

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Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

June 19, 2017 | By More
Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

Two charges of using a gas torch to assault a woman have been laid against a 44-year-old man who was allegedly on the run from police for seven months.

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Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

June 14, 2017 | By More
Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

A woman says she will be “haunted forever” after learning that there was a second victim of Sidney John Hurst’s child sexual abuse.

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Sentencing for historic sex offences

June 14, 2017 | By More
Sentencing for historic sex offences

Sentencing before Justice David Gendall in the High Court for Sidney John Hurst, aged 77, for sex offending against two girls — one rape and repeated indecent assaults — dating from 1975 back as far as 1955. Name suppression was lifted when he was found guilty at the end of an eight-day jury trial on […]

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Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

May 30, 2017 | By More
Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

A judge has sent a deterrent message to men to keep their hands to themselves in a case that may see a former Christchurch taxi driver deported to India.

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Family to monitor sex offender with dementia

April 27, 2017 | By More
Family to monitor sex offender with dementia

An elderly migrant accused of three indecencies in public will be monitored constantly by family members to prevent a fourth incident.

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