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Name supressed in hotel theft case

Tuesday March 12, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

A young man who is currently in custody has been granted name suppression by the Cook Islands High Court. The decision was made by the Justice of Peace Carmen Temata on Thursday.


The defendant is charged with unlawful taking and contempt of court. It is alleged that on December 3, 2018 the defendant intentionally and dishonestly took a motorcycle, the property of a hotel.

The defendant is also alleged to have been in contempt of court after disobeying the 24-hour curfew previously ordered by the court. He is to appear before a judge for previous matters.

In another matter Akaiti Purea appeared on a charge of common assault. She entered a guilty plea through her defence counsel Wilkie Rasmussen.

The matter is adjourned to April 9 for sentencing and JP Temata ordered a probation report to be ready two days before sentencing.

 Teuatabo Ariu appeared on the a charge of three counts of breach of probationary licence order and wilful damage.

Defence counsel Norman George applied for bail and requested that the matter be adjourned.

Police prosecutor sergeant Tararo did not oppose bail.  The matter was adjourned to March 28.

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