A Uber driver wept all through the Christchurch District Court sentencing where he was jailed for six years six months for the rape of an intoxicated girl he was driving home.
The Crown is alleging 13 years of violence and sexual abuse by a man who has gone on trial, but the jury was told the victims did not complain during regular contacts with the authorities.
The bulldozer-driving hero of the Port Hills fires has been jailed for 12 years for child sex offending including rape.
A woman has acknowledged in a letter to a rape accused that her statement was “unreliable” and the man’s High Court trial has come to a rapid end.
During a violent incident at the Waimakariri River, a woman will allege that Daniel Waaka Minogue threatened to bash her head with a rock if she tried to speak to two men who were driving past in a farm vehicle.
A West Coast man with a history of sex offending spanning 30 years has been jailed under an open-ended preventive detention sentence, in the High Court at Christchurch.
A man has been found guilty of nine sex charges involving two victims, at the end of an eight-day jury trial in the Christchurch District Court.
A 37-year-old man has gone on trial on 17 sexual assault charges against three women, one of them aged 11 years when the alleged offending began.
Uber driver Moses Gengo-Yon Ravanes is in custody facing sentencing for rape after a jury found him guilty on the fourth day of his trial in the Christchurch District Court.
Life imprisonment with a 28-year non-parole term was handed down to Paul Pounamu Tainui in the High Court at Christchurch today, for his second murder in 24 years.