Darwin council votes to see cats kept on leashes
Darwin council in the Northern Territory enforced the new Cat Containment Policy in the developing suburb of Muirhead on Tuesday night. The policy was introduced by alderman Robin Knox who is hoping to extend the new laws to other suburbs within the council.'I have chosen to state new developments because I do feel it may be confusing for people who already live in other suburbs,' she told NT News. 'Initially I'm asking for it to be applied (in Muirhead), in future we can educate further suburbs.'Similar laws have been proposed by other Australian states.
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A Northern Territory man who "continuously" sexually abused his two young stepdaughters will spend at least 12 years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of nine child sex offences.
The man, who cannot be identified as it would identify his victims, repeatedly raped the younger of the two girls, known as "Child B", and indecently assaulted her older sister "Child A" in Darwin over the course of more than year, until July 2018.
Child A was aged 9 during the abuse, while Child B was aged 8 and 9.
Man found guilty of murder of German backpacker
A man has been found guilty of the murder of a German backpacker in a road-rage incident in Brisbane in 2017. Jamie Saxon had pleaded not guilty to murdering 30-year-old Dominik Schulze on Milton Road on the night of October 6, but did not dispute fatally stabbing him.The trial was told Schulze and a fellow backpacker were drunk and happy after a night out in Brisbane and were returning to their backpacker's hostel with food from McDonalds when Schulze was hit by a car driven by Saxon's girlfriend, Jessica Wilkes, as he crossed a road.https://twitter.
A man who sexually abused his stepdaughters over a 10- year period has been jailed for eight years with the final 18 months suspended. His wife Francis, the mother of the two girls, held her husband’s hand throughout Monday’s sentencing hearing which lasted more than three hours.
A Dunedin man has been found guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting his stepdaughter over a four- year period. The 47- year -old had been on trial since last week and yesterday the jury returned guilty verdicts on all eight charges, prompting tears in the public gallery. Judge Kevin Phillips granted
On one occasion, for which the man was charged with five separate offences, he and Child B were watching football together when the television froze.
The man then took the child to a dark corner of the lounge room and sexually assaulted her.
The court heard on this occasion, the young child was still suffering pain from a previous assault.
"She tried to escape but you held her neck and you kept pushing her neck back," Justice Judith Kelly told him in sentencing.
"She pushes away, you keep on saying 'one more time, one more time'. But it's always one more time."
Position of trust
The court heard the man has a limited criminal history of "minor drug offences" and has worked as a labourer.
Justice Kelly said his "good character" could have contributed to his offending.
Rugby league coach Paul Stephens back in jail for abusing boy before 'horrific' child sex offences
A former Perth rugby league coach who spent more than 14 years behind bars for "horrendous and abhorrent" child sex offences is jailed for another seven months for molesting a boy 25 years ago. Paul Andrew Stephens, 53, plied the victim with alcohol after inviting him to his home to watch a State of Origin match in the early 1990s.Stephens indecently touched the boy, who was aged either 13 or 14 at the time, after telling him he had to sleep at his home because he was too drunk to leave.
The Nicosia Criminal Court was split in a decision that ultimately found a Nicosia man guilty of sexually abusing his stepdaughter , with one of The man , described as a 50- year -old Greek Cypriot from Nicosia, was accused of sexually abusing his Paphos protest over scrapping of flights to Athens.
Justin Ladd pleaded guilty to 32 counts in connection with years of abuse he inflicted on his two stepdaughters . Prosecutors said Anne Ladd, the girls’ mother, witnessed at least a portion of the abuse . She pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless endangerment of a child as well as two counts of
"[Good character] can lead people to persuade others that they are fit to be placed in a position of trust, that they can then abuse," she said.
The man had often been entrusted to care for the sisters and their other siblings, and his crimes were described in court as "selfish" and a "gross breach of trust".
Mother blames herself
In an emotional victim impact statement, the mother of the two girls told the court she blamed herself for "letting [the man] into their household".
She described feeling guilty and worried her younger daughter would grow up to hate her, for not being able to protect her.
Child B feels the need to shower "up to five times a day", feeling dirty when anyone touches her, and requires "constant" hugging and reassurance from her mother.
Both girls, who are still just children, are in counselling.
The man pleaded not guilty to all nine charges, which included multiple rape offences and indecent assault, which meant the young girls had to give evidence in front of a jury at a trial.
NT Police send extra officers to Numbulwar after woman shot with crossbow and violence spreads onto the streets
Northern Territory Police send in reinforcements after a woman is shot with a crossbow during a violent outbreak in a remote Arnhem Land communityAn arrow penetrated the woman's arm and the side of her chest, NT Police said.
A WARWICK man who secretly recorded himself raping his teenage stepdaughter during her secondary school years has been found guilty of 159 sexual offences He said the girl's mother grew more isolated because of other earlier events, so the stepfather "became the dominant parental figure".
The jurors, who spent more than a week deliberating the 16 charges, said they struggled to But in the end, they decided that Mr. Gonzales-Mugaburu was not guilty of any of the charges. Some of the boys testified that they had reported abuse to social workers and police officers over the years , but
The court heard the younger of two victims was "terrified" of seeing her attacker again.
Justice Kelly said while the man had a right to plead not guilty and have a fair trial, he demonstrated "no remorse and no empathy" for his victims in doing so.
"You abused the trust of those children and their mother. You damaged them … and you hurt [Child B] physically," she said.
"A child in particular should feel safe in her own home and this child had nowhere to go where she could feel safe".
Although the man was charged and sentenced on nine offences, Justice Kelly told the court his crimes were "a continuing course of conduct" and likely happened on more occasions than the ones he was charged over.
The 30-year-old was sentenced to 17 years and one month in jail, with a non-parole period of 12 years.
Missing California hiker found dead at top of glacier just weeks before baby was due .
A missing hiker from Huntington Beach California was found dead on Thursday at the top of the Darwin glacier in the Inyo National Forest.The body of Alan Stringer, 40, was found around 2:30 p.m. just below Mount Darwin, according to a Facebook post by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office. His wife, who has yet to be named, is currently 37 weeks pregnant with their first child.