12yo girl punched in the head

Wednesday June 26, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

Julia Kajer wanted to punish her primary-aged sister for not doing her daily chore. So she pulled her hair, punched her in the head and slapped her around the face.

Her sister, aged 12, usually walked their baby sister to Avarua Primary School each morning – but on November 1, she walked off on her own.

So Kajer, 28, pursued the girl on her motorbike, picked her up and took her to school – then punched the little girl in the head with a closed fist.

Kajer appeared before Justices of the Peace Bernice Manarangi, Carmen Temata and Georgina Williams at the High Court yesterday. She admitted the facts, saying she was upset with her sister for not taking their baby sister to school with her.

Kajer had had many ups and downs in her life, according to her lawyer Mark Short. 

Short said on this day, Kajer was angry at her little sister and wanted to punish her.

Kajer had now resolved things with her family. He presented a letter from the victim, who said her big sister Kajer slapped her head but was not violent.

Justice Temata was not convinced: She said Kajer had appeared in court five times since 2000, and was no stranger to the justice system. “We have been told you have been through some traumatic experience contributing to your mental impact and substance abuse.”

The Probation Service was concerned with her mental wellbeing. Kajer was ordered to undergo further counselling for her anger. She was also sentenced for driving matters.

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