Child porn in­ves­ti­ga­tion may snare oth­ers

Alexan­dra man, Gre­gory Nay­lor, gets two years’ jail for indecent im­ages

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

said the Reeves were heav­ily in­volved in the project and had al­lowed the builder to be­gin with un­ap­proved plans.

He claimed their di­rect in­volve­ment meant they were in a po­si­tion to ob­serve what was go­ing on and how the work was be­ing car­ried out.

The builder car­ried out the work only with ref­er­ence to the un­ap­proved pre­lim­i­nary plans, did not know where the ap­proved plans were, and did not ask where they were, Parker said.

The in­spec­tor did not cause the loss and there were lim­its as to what an in­spec­tor could do, he said.

Ran­dom as­sault in Cromwell

The ac­tions of two young men who ran­domly as­saulted a pa­tron of a Cromwell bar were part of an "epi­demic" of un­pro­voked vi­o­lence in New Zealand, Judge Stephen Coyle said in the Alexan­dra District Court last week.

Shannon Wil­liam Brown, 26, labourer of Cromwell, and Te Rapi Rapi Billy Gor­don Tu­mai-To­torewa, 24, fork­lift op­er­a­tor of Cromwell, ap­peared on as­sault charges.

The court was told the pair were drink­ing at the Golden Gate Lodge on April 6 when with no ex­pla­na­tion they ap­proached the vic­tim in an ag­gres­sive and con­fronta­tional man­ner. "You and your friend grabbed him and the three of you fell to the ground. He was punched about the head, face and body," the judge said.

The pair con­tin­ued to as­sault the vic­tim – who was not known to them – while he was on the ground.

‘‘You ap­pear to be part of what seems an epi­demic in New Zealand where people get drunk, take a dis­like to some­one then with­out any provo­ca­tion start lay­ing into them. There is a fine line be­tween street thug­gery and you killing some­one.’’

The vic­tim, in a vic­tim im­pact state­ment, said while he suf­fered no se­ri­ous in­juries, he re­mained ‘‘per­plexed’’ as to why he was picked on, the judge said.

‘‘He says he will get over it, it will not cause him any long-term ef­fects, but un­der­stand­ably ex­presses some sur­prise and con­cern he was sim­ply go­ing out for a good time and got set upon.’’

Brown was con­victed and sen­tenced to three months of com­mu­nity de­ten­tion, with a cur­few of 7pm to 6am, seven days a week. He was also sen­tenced to six months of su­per­vi­sion and to at­tend a drug and al­co­hol pro­gramme.

Tu­mai-To­torewa was con­victed and sen­tenced to three months’ com­mu­nity de­ten­tion and a ‘‘weekend lock-down’’ cur­few of 7pm to 7am.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.