A man who justified holding his victim by the throat, as “the way any man lovingly holds a women”, has been found guilty of assaulting a female late last year.
A couple who pleaded guilty to a string of burglary and contempt of court charges, along with four other offences, was given the benefit of the doubt by three Justices of the Peace in the Avarua High Court earlier this week.
It was an extraordinary day in the High Court yesterday and a lucky one for 36 people who had not paid their fines for minor traffic offences - including not wearing helmets.
A 29 year old woman who appeared before Chief Justice Hugh Williams in the Cook Islands High Court last week was sentenced to 21 months in jail.
A man who was charged for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl aged between 12 and 16 years has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in the Cook Islands High Court.
A man alleged to have been involved in a stabbing incident outside a nightclub in Avarua earlier this year is standing firm with his decision to plead not guilty.