Husband jailed for rape, assault and threats

Last updated 10:32 10/04/2014

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A man in an arranged marriage who beat, raped and threatened to kill his wife has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

The man, 47, was found guilty by a jury in Napier District Court last month on multiple charges of assault, rape and threatening to kill.

A group of about 60 people from the Sikh community were in court at sentencing this morning.

The man cannot be named as it would identify his victim, whom he married in an arranged marriage in Sikh custom.

His lawyer, Russell Fairbrother, QC, said the offending, which occurred in December 2012, was due to the breakdown of a marriage, and was not a cultural issue.

Judge Tony Adeane agreed and said the issues were of a nature encountered in marriages of any culture. 

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- The Dominion Post

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