Woman sentenced for sex act with cardboard cut-out

BELINDA FEEK
Last updated 05:00 28/11/2013

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A Hamilton woman who performed sex acts on a cardboard cut-out at a city supermarket while intoxicated has received another dose of community work.

Marise Louise Marks was sentenced to 60 hours' community work when she appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday.

The sentence is on top of an earlier sentence of 40 hours' community work Marks was given in August on a similar charge.

The court was told that Marks, 41, was drunk inside a Countdown supermarket recently when she started "simulating a sex act with a cardboard cut-out".

She refused to stop and was still up to her hijinks when police turned up and arrested her.

It was then they found a pocketknife.

Marks was initially charged with disorderly behaviour and possession of an offensive weapon.

The disorderly charge was withdrawn by police yesterday.

Judge Glen Marshall said Marks had not even begun her earlier community service, despite it being three months old.

"Your commitment to sentence development is appalling."

Staff at Countdown supermarkets around the city contacted by the Waikato Times either did not know or declined to comment about the incident.

The incident is not the only one involving a cardboard cut-out to end up in court. Last year a life-size cut-out of pop idol Justin Bieber was stolen from Hamilton's Farmers store.

Part-time hairdresser Emna Tritar pleaded guilty to shoplifting when she appeared in the Hamilton District Court in connection to that theft, and was fined $150.

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- Waikato Times

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