Sentencing adjourned

22:15, Aug 29 2013

The sentencing for a man who sexually violated an eight-year-old girl at Oreti Beach this year has been adjourned to September 11.

Jordan Storm Pavlovich, who has admitted sexually violating the girl on February 2, appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips in the Invercargill District Court today for sentencing. 

However, the sentencing was adjourned to September 11 because the judge required further information, including the condition the girl was in immediately following the offending and advice as to the amount of force required to create the injury she received.

Pavlovich was remanded in custody.

During the sentencing submissions, his lawyer Peter Redpath said it was acknowledged the offending was brazen and repugnant but it was not premeditated.

The case was not one where he went looking for a victim but while in the sand dunes, offended impulsively, he said.

When Pavlovich pleaded guilty earlier in the year the court was told Pavlovich was in the sand dunes at the beach when he approached an eight-year-old girl and sexually violated her.


The Southland Times