A drunk man who assaulted a three-year-old girl who was on an amusement ride at a shopping mall has ended up in jail for 27 months.
Two Punjabi men had a “grossly unreasonable” idea that a shy 17-year-old girl they had got drunk on vodka was consenting to sex, said the judge who imposed long jail sentences today.
An application for release on bail for Adam Francis Murray Kearns, son of the so-called “Black Widow” Helen Milner, has been delayed to Friday.
No bail was sought for four people charged over an alleged armed home invasion and robbery at Springston, south of Christchurch, and they have all been remanded in custody.
The defence is applying to have charges dismissed against a woman charged with scamming elderly victims because of police inaction while she has been held in custody over the last three weeks.
A 50-year-old Redwood man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court on 65 charges of obtaining money totalling $91,850 by deception.
A 32-year-old homeless man has been jailed for over two years for a sex act with a 14-year-old runaway.
Two more charges – including the theft of three firearms – have been laid against a Burnham 21-year-old who is already being held in custody on 40 charges.
The son of Black Widow Helen Milner, Adam Francis Murray Kearns, has been charged with having drugs in his blood when he drove a car involved in a fatal crash in December.
A remand prisoner with gang links who was given compassionate leave to visit a terminally ill uncle tried to smuggle synthetic cannabis back into Christchurch Men’s Prison when he returned.