Judge warns social media users

COURT REPORTER
Last updated 06:36 24/12/2013

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Social media users have been warned against breaching a court-ordered suppression put in place yesterday.

A South Canterbury mother, whose details were suppressed, was sentenced in the Timaru District Court yesterday on two charges; assaulting a child and common assault.

She was ordered to carry out 60 hours' community work and nine months' intensive supervision.

The charges arose out of a family dispute.

Judge Joanna Maze noted the incident had been discussed on social media and warned that anyone who discussed the matter further online would risk prosecution.

"It has been aired in the social media, but it is a criminal offence for anyone to publish her name or any identifying details from today [Monday]."

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