A 17-year-old has been convicted of bestiality after being caught in his backyard with a cat.
The teenager appeared in the Invercargill District Court yesterday before Judge Kevin Phillips charged with bestiality, at Mataura, on February 16.
The summary of facts, which was not read out in court, says the teenager was sitting in his house when he started thinking about young girls, so picked up the family cat and took it to the backyard, where he was seen by a neighbour.
The teenager told police he knew it was wrong and that the cat was scared, but had done it on 10 previous occasions in the past six months.
He was remanded to June 9 for sentence.
Michael Paul Lyn Trainor, 17, was remanded to June 7 for sentence for injuring with intent to injure on March 11.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Penny Stratford said Trainor was on an Invercargill street with an associate when they began taunting an autistic boy playing in a nearby yard. The boy went inside a house and when his father emerged to tell the pair to leave, they threatened him and attacked him, the court was told. The man was left with grazes to his elbows, back and head.
Trainor will also appear for sentence for disorderly behaviour, resisting and assaulting police on February 16, burglaries and taking a digger valued at $50,000 on March 2, and breaching community work on January 13.
Tyrone James Watson, 24, was sentenced to nine months' intensive supervision, disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay $914.69 reparation for intentionally damaging a motor vehicle in July, breaching release conditions on April 5, driving with a breath alcohol level of 467mcg on July 13, assaulting a female in May, threatening to injure with intent to intimidate, assaulting a female and trespass at Nightcaps in June.
Wade James McLaren, 20, was sentenced to nine months' jail when he appeared for sentence for assaulting a man on October 8 and breaching his release conditions on December 9.
Teone Matthew Ropata, 36, shearer, of Ohai, was sentenced to 150 hours' community work and ordered to pay $40 reparation and $600 emotional harm reparation for assaulting a person at Ohai on March 13.
Sarah Jane Timothy, 29, was sentenced to four months' home detention, 100 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for 10 months when she appeared for sentence for assaulting her partner using a bottle as a weapon and driving with a breath alcohol level of 734mcg on February 11, and possessing cannabis and utensils for consuming cannabis.
Lance Forsyth, 18, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for assaulting his partner on March 12, and breaching his community work.
Khan Hori Hohepa Marks-Mau, 19, farmer, of Northope, was sentenced to 120 hours' community work for stealing a tractor radiator and being unlawfully in an enclosed yard at Winton on March 26.
Kerrie-Anne Lines, 43, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work for shoplifting on March 30.
David Paul Edwards, 47, was sentenced to 18 months' jail and ordered to pay $2825 reparation when he appeared for sentence for stealing a coffee maker, bone carving, jewellery and other items, together valued at $2950, and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle at Blenheim in January, possessing cannabis on March 15, and breaching his release conditions at Whanganui on November 18, and December 2, 7 and 9.
Georgina Ellen Garrud, 27, was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within six months and ordered to pay $6 reparation for stealing chicken nuggets from Pak 'N Save on March 28.
Depositing dangerous litter
James Campbell Nicoll, 17, was disqualified from driving for three months for depositing dangerous litter at Queenstown on February 22.
Haydon Alexander Milne, 22, dairy worker, was sentenced to 150 hours' community work for stealing a jacket valued at $399.99, the property of H&J Smith Outdoor World on January 29 and convicted and discharged for possessing cannabis on February 16.
Misuse of a telephone
Richard John Price, 44, of Riverton, was remanded on bail to June 10 for sentence for misusing a telephone at Riverton on February 2.
Daniel William Byron, 21, was remanded on bail to May 31 for sentence for breaching community work on January 21.
James Brian Hunter, 21, meatworker, of McNab, was sentenced to two months' jail for breaching community work on October 14, and a further 14 days' jail for driving with a breath alcohol level of 602mcg on March 9.
Roman Alan Cull, 18, labourer, of Lorneville, was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving dangerously on March 25.
Kelly James Grennell, 44, of Waikato, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and disqualified for six months for driving while suspended on March 24.
Blair Robinson, 39, was was remanded to April 8 for sentence for driving with a breath alcohol level of 644mcg, refusing to accompany police, failing to stop and resisting police on June 29, and breaching bail.
Lawyer Jono Ross said Robinson was worried about what would happen to his dog, which was in the car, if he was arrested because it was about minus 7degC outside. He had lived out of the car for 10 years and all his property was in it, so in his mind there were only two options; to go with police or drive to the police station himself, he said.
Tiri Eden, 37, tree feller, 497mcg. Sentenced to seven months' jail and disqualified for 16 months.
Elvis John Hoeflich, 51, labourer, 791mcg on March 27. Sentenced to 200 hours' community work, 12 months' supervision and disqualified for 11 months.
Edward Edwards, 62, of Bluff, 1050mcg at Otatara on March 5. Remanded on bail to June 22 for sentence.
Josiah Bradley Macclure, 22, was remanded on bail to June 10 for sentence for driving with a blood alcohol level of 112mg on December 17.
- The Southland Times