A young woman who punched and kicked two teenage girls in separate unprovoked attacks was sentenced in Orange Local Court on Wednesday.
Shannon-Lee Crisp, 18, of Adina Crescent, also known as Shannon Newham, was given two concurrent custodial sentences for the assaults.
On March 22, 2021, Crisp punched and kicked a 16-year-old girl who was working at Bernardi's supermarket in Blayney.
According to police the victim was restocking shelves when Crisp entered the store with two teenage girls between 5pm and 6pm.
While she was restocking the shelves with a colleague, she told the group to stop throwing a ball in the shop then continued talking and laughing with a colleague as they worked and ignored Crisp and the teenage girls.
However, Crisp later confronted the employee who ran to another aisle. "That's it, you better f***ing run away because we are from Orange, you better not mess with us you f***ing c***," Crisp said.
The victim stopped and spoke with a colleague about the issues and Crisp attacked her from behind hitting her on the back of the head, pushing her in to a shelf and punched her numerous times with a closed fist in the face.
The victim tried to get away and Crisp kicked her in the stomach and right leg.
Crisp also assaulted another 16-year-old girl in the presence of the girl's carer at Orange City Centre on May 5. Crisp did not know the victim when they made eye contact at 4pm at YoYoba and "exchanged words" with each other.
Crisp then kept walking and the victim returned to her seat but without notice Crisp pulled the victim off her stool onto the floor.
She then punched the victim in the head and body and the victim hit her back in defence. A shop operator and bystanders stepped in to separate them but Crisp "fly kicked" towards the victim, striking her in the chin causing her head to reel backwards. NSW Paramedics attended the scene and assessed the victim. No serious injury was detected and she declined to go to hospital.
Solicitor Ellen McCutcheon said Crisp had a transient upbringing and at the time of the offending she was homeless and off her medication for mental health issues but since her arrest has stopped using cannabis.
"She does recognise that her actions were inappropriate," she said.
Magistrate David Day gave Crisp two 12-month custodial sentences by way of Intensive Correction Orders. As part of the sentence she will have to abstain from drugs and participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs.
"Both assaults were completely unprovoked," Mr Day said but acknowledged there were mitigating considerations including her age.
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