R v John Richter  NZDC 15226
Published 11 January 2017
Male assaults female — injuring with intent to injure — abducting a child — assault — assault on a child — attempting to pervert the course of justice — Sentencing Act 2002.
The defendant was sentenced to two years and eight months' imprisonment on a charge of injuring with intent to injure. A concurrent sentence of eighteen months' imprisonment was given on two charges of abducting a child, and 12 month concurrent sentences given on all remaining charges.
The impact on the victims was a key aggravating feature of the offending. Protection orders were issued in favour of the defendant's ex-partner and her children.
Judgment Date: 5 August 2016.
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