Crime

Assault justification a shocker

Monday April 24, 2017

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.

Reprieve for helmet offenders

Thursday April 06, 2017

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 man who objected to another’s comments about his partner has been fined $250 for common assault, with an extra $50 in court costs.

Police are investigating an early morning brawl outside a bar area in Avarua last Saturday.

Petty thievery on the rise

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Recent posts on the social website Facebook suggest petty thieving is on the rise in Rarotonga.

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.

Two years in jail for unlawful sex

Wednesday March 08, 2017

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.

Stabbing case adjourned

Friday March 03, 2017

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.

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