21st October 08:41 PM
58 people charged for 92 counts of separate incidents of serious crimes in October - DPP
By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 06/10/2018

58 people were charged for 92 counts of separate incidents of serious crimes last month.

Some of the serious crimes were of one count of attempted murder, 7 counts of aggravated robbery, 10 counts of aggravated burglary, 17 counts of trafficking in persons, 16 counts of obtaining property by deception, 14 counts of theft, 3 cases of arson and 4 cases of false representation to get a benefit.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, there were 48 victims of the 92 counts of separate incidents.

Of the 48 victims, there were 6 incidents where the accused and victims were related to one another and 3 incidents where foreign nationals were robbed.

There were 4 incidents where the husbands were charged with acts with intent to cause grievous bodily harm for allegedly assaulting their wives.

There was one incident where a 32‑year‑old man assaulted his de facto partner and allegedly raped her.

A 21‑year‑old woman was charged with arson after she allegedly set fire to her father‑in-law’s house causing estimated damage of $35,000.

Two sisters were charged with trafficking in persons, obtaining property by deception and money laundering.

They were alleged to have facilitated the travel of 17 Fijians into New Zealand who were exploited and became victims of human trafficking and also allegedly obtained monies from complainants by deception.

Four men were charged with false representation to get a benefit.

They were alleged to have made false representations and falsely received grants from the Government under the Homes Care assistance.

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