The male partner of a prominent Waikato couple has been sentenced to nine months of supervision for assaulting a child. The couple – who have now separated – have been granted permanent suppression of their names and any identifying details. The man, who is aged in his 40s, was found guilty of the child assault charge…

Ian McKinnley was sentenced on Friday at the North Shore District Court. An Auckland teacher who indecently assaulted two international students has been sentenced to home detention. Ian Ross McKinnley, 70, of Devonport was sentenced on Friday at the North Shore District Court for indecently assaulting a 16-year-old and a 24-year-old in 2016. McKinnley has been…

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS v A –(July 2016) This was an application by Corrections in the High court to impose an extended supervision order (ESO) for up to 10 years on my client who had recently completed a lengthy term of imprisonment for sexual offences. The issues involved statutory interpretation of the applicable provisions of the…

My client had served the full sentence of 10 years imprisonment on a number of sexual offences (which he had always disputed). On release from that sentence. Corrections sought an extended supervision order that would have lasted a further 10 years if successful. However, the judge agreed that client did not currently display any of the…

My client who was intoxicated on the plane was said to have indecently assaulted the young female passenger sitting next to him by rubbing her bottom and her genital area. The allegation seemed a strong one but after careful cross examination the jury found my client not guilty.

My client faced over 20 charges of sexual abuse including indecent assaults and rape made by 4 complainants that were said to have happened in the early 1980’s. there were two trials and my client was not convicted on any of the allegations. He was able to start life again after living through a very…

My client faced allegations of rape by a young person that were said to have happened in the 1970’s. After application was made to the High court the case was dismissed on legal grounds including the inability to prove lack of consent.

A sexual abuse trial was aborted after a juror revealed he became aroused while listening to evidence from the alleged victims. The elderly jury member was one of 12 people hearing a case in an Auckland Court this week about the sexual abuse of two teenage girls. The Herald has been told the jury was…

  A CHILD sex offender, whose crimes went undetected for more than 25 years, has been jailed indefinitely. Bucklands Beach resident Brett David Grinder, 41, was sentenced in Auckland High Court on Friday to preventive detention on 24 sexual charges involving 13 complainants. He had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges in Manukau District Court….

Sexual violation and indecent assaults – application for stay of proceedings on grounds of abuse of process, unfit to stand trial because of age of allegations and mental and physical state of accused.  Application granted and stay entered. Sexual violation and indecent assaults – application for stay of proceedings on grounds of abuse of process, unfit to stand…

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