Woman assaulted on four occasions

Last updated 10:30 23/01/2014

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A 19-year-old man stood in the Gore District Court dock yesterday with his head hung as a judge described his offending.

Khan Andre Riddle, 19, shop assistant, appeared before Judge Tony Couch and was sentenced to eight months' home detention for injuring with intent to injure, assault with intent to injure and two charges of assaulting a female.

All four offences related to the same victim and occurred within two or three days in November.

The offences included Riddle hitting the woman on the leg with a bottle, gripping her tightly around the neck, punching her in the stomach, head and mouth, and hitting her numerous times with her own guitar, which was in a case, Judge Couch said.

Riddle caused several injuries to the woman and ongoing psychological trauma, he said.

Judge Couch accepted Riddle was remorseful.

Indecent assault

Wallace David Terry, 46, was sentenced to six months' community detention, 180 hours' community work, nine months' supervision and ordered to pay $3000 emotional harm reparation for indecent assault on September 22. The court was told Terry climbed onto a bed next to a woman and indecently assaulted her. Judge Couch said he accepted Terry was genuinely remorseful.

Disorderly behaviour

Joseph Neville Borgman, 21, was fined $300 for behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence on December 7. The court was told Borgman was asked to leave a Gore hotel because of his intoxication but became aggressive and verbally abused hotel staff and police. He told police he was going through some tough times.

Resisting police

Shishoine Rei Newton-Te Kaahu, 19, shearer, of Mataura, was fined $300 for resisting police at Mataura on November 22. He was convicted and discharged on a separate charge of resisting police.

Community detention breaches

Braydon Allan Clare was convicted and discharged for breaching community detention.

Mathew Hill Tamakehu was sentenced to 50 hours' community work for three charges of breaching community detention between December 3 and 27.

Driving offences

Floyd Rewiti Haare, 55, shearer, of Riversdale, was fined $350 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving while suspended at Mataura on January 3.

Gene Raymond Brown, 18, was fined $450 and disqualified for eight months for driving while suspended and with a breath alcohol level of 474mcg on November 23.

Blaire Jordan William Lowry, 20, linesman, of Merino Downs, was disqualified for six months for driving with a sustained loss of traction on December 21. The court was told Lowry performed a 70 metre skid in his vehicle, which an off-duty police officer observed. He said he wanted to show off to his mate.

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Michael Donald Soper, 23, presser, of Mataura, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work, disqualified from driving for six months and required to apply for a three-year zero-alcohol licence for driving with a breath-alcohol level of 524mcg on December 21. He was convicted and discharged for intentionally damaging a caravan at Mataura on December 28 and driving while forbidden.

Kenneth Roger Cooper- Campbell, 19, farm worker, of Mataura, was sentenced to three months and two weeks' home detention and disqualified for one year and one day for driving while disqualified on October 17.

Drink-driving

Daniel Stanley Ross, 37, of Pine Bush, was remanded on bail to February 12 for sentence for driving with a breath-alcohol level of 1273mcg on December 29. The court was told there was no driving fault. He recognised he had a drinking problem.

James David Moses Hohipa, 27, gardener, of Mataura, 623mcg at Mataura on November 13. Sentenced to 120 hours' community work and disqualified for one year and one day.

Reece Douglas Moffatt, 31, of Mataura, 632mcg on August 17. Sentenced to six months' home detention, disqualified for one year and six months and required to apply for a three-year zero-alcohol licence.

Guido Amadeus Rauber, 67, farmer, of Hedgehope, 808mcg on December 21. Fined $800 and disqualified for six months.

Brayden James Richardson, 18, meatworker, 811mcg on December 5. Sentenced to 75 hours' community work and disqualified for six months.

Lucas Blair Roughan, 20, linesman, of Upper Charlton, was fined $1400, disqualified indefinitely and required to apply for a three-year zero-alcohol licence for driving with a blood-alcohol level of 227mg on November 17.

Leigh Marie Jackson, 32, of Merino Downs, 98mg on October 20. Fined $500 and disqualified for six months.

- The Southland Times

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