Reuben Dean Cooper
Greymouth, Dec 22 - A West Coast man was today sentenced to three years' six months jail for indecently assaulting a girl aged 15 and breaking into a home with intent to commit the crime. Reuben Dean Cooper, 33, of Kumara, was found guilty by a Greymouth District Court jury of both counts last month.
At today's sentencing Judge Murray Abbott said the jurors had got it right. He ordered Cooper to serve a minimum non-parole period of two years. Cooper broke into the house of the complainant's boyfriend on November 27, 2003, after a party which she had attended there.He was released on parole in September 2003 from a sentence of five years imprisonment imposed for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. His earlier convictions included a number for burglary and assault, two being assaults against females.
Date of Birth
1972 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Christchurch, has runes tattoos on his neck.
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 3 years 6 months with a 2 year non-parole period in December 2004
Unsuccessfully appealed this sentence in May 2005
Had been sentenced to 5 years for the grevious bodily harm
Sentenced to 8 months for the latest assault in November 2011
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|27-5-2005||Appeal hearing||Court of Appeal Christchurch||Indecent assault on a girl aged between 12 and 16 years old||26-11-2003||3 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|