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Assault costs bar patron $300 fine

Friday January 11, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

A man charged with assaulting a person at a bar in Arorangi, was convicted and fined $300 when he appeared before Justice of Peace Georgina Williams at the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.


The court heard that Tuiate Dean carried out the assault on January 5.

Police prosecutor, sergeant, Fairoa Tararo said the victim of the assault had been causing trouble at the Roadhouse bar and had later been removed from the bar.

Tararo said the defendant got into an argument with the victim, and the assault had been the result. He asked that Dean be given a hefty fine.

Dean, who declined legal representation, pleaded guilty.

In another assault matter, Iorama Ngataua was allowed bail under the condition that he does not interfere or approach the victim. He was also ordered not to “offer violence” and to reside with his sister in Matavera.

Ngataua did not enter a plea and told JP Williams he was still looking for a legal representative.

JP Williams adjourned the matter to February 7.

In a common assault matter, a teenager entered a guilty plea. JP Williams ordered a probation report to be prepared and adjourned the matter for sentencing to February 5.

Another teenager involved in the same matter was ordered to appear in the Children’s Court. Name suppression was imposed. 

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