R v Anae [2017] NZDC 13371

Published 14 November 2017

Jurisdiction — declining jurisdiction — Sentencing Act 2002, s 90 — aggravated robbery — using indecent and obscene language with intent to offend — indecent assault — preventative detention. The defendant appeared for sentence in relation to one charge of aggravated robbery, three police charges of using indecent and obscene language with intent to offend and two charges of indent assault. The court declined jurisdiction to sentence the defendant as the court formed the view that the defendant may be someone for whom a sentence of preventative detention was appropriate due to his criminal history. The matter was therefore remanded to the High Court. Judgment Date: 16 June 2017