Sus­pended sen­tence for 17 charges

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN res­i­dent, Mr Jade Hi­rawani, 25, was con­victed on 17 charges in the Moss­man Mag­is­trates Court on Wed­nes­day, and re­ceived a sus­pended 12 month prison sen­tence.

Mag­is­trate Thomas Braes heard that the de­fen­dant had a range of charges in­clud­ing wil­ful dam­age, bod­ily harm, en­ter­ing premises and steal­ing and had a crim­i­nal his­tory dat­ing back to 2007.

The de­fen­dant also had breached pre­vi­ous pro­ba­tions and, ac­cord­ing to a Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Of­fi­cer, had been “hos­tile and abu­sive” to Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices staff.

The de­fen­dant’s le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive told the court that although the de­fen­dant did have a his­tory of drug and al­co­hol re­lated is­sues and a sig­ni­fi­ca­tion crim­i­nal his­tory, he had re­cently ob­tained doc­u­men­ta­tion en­abling him to pur­sue em­ploy­ment.

Mag­is­trate Braes said that a num­ber of his of­fences had been of a vi­o­lent na­ture in­volv­ing fe­males and he ap­peared to have “no re­spect for oth­ers and was not pre­pared to take re­spon­si­bil­ity” for his ac­tions.

In sen­tenc­ing, Mag­is­trate Braes said he hoped that the de­fen­dant would take this op­por­tu­nity to pur­sue em­ploy­ment or risk get­ting de­ported.

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