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Whakatane police prosecutor Adrian Hilterman was sentenced in Tauranga District Court today to 150 hours community work for assaulting his wife.

He was convicted and discharged on three charges of assaulting his children.

In the same court last month, he was found guilty of assaulting Deborah Hilterman, 37, by kicking her around the groin area between June 1 and June 29 last year at Whakatane.

He was also found guilty of assaulting her in a car travelling from Auckland to Whakatane on June 30, 2007.

He was discharged on 10 other charges of assaulting his wife, a Whakatane general practitioner.

- NZPA