R v John Richter [2016] 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. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *