Man receives 25-day prison term for shouting profanities


A man was slapped with a 25-day prison term for shouting profanities at a man, causing the latter to call the police for assistance.

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho sentenced Kurt Borja King to the maximum of six months in prison, all suspended except 25 days.

Camacho gave King credit for 25 days of time served.

Camacho said the remainder of the sentence may be imposed in whole or in part for violation of law or Office of the Adult Probation rules.

King was placed on supervised probation for one year, was required to pay a $100 fine, $25 court costs and $100 in probation fee, and perform 50 hours of community work service.

During the probationary period, the defendant is not allowed to consume any alcoholic beverages or use controlled substances.

The Office of the Attorney General charged King with assault and battery, and disturbing the peace.

King signed a plea deal with the government and pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. As part of the plea agreement, assistant attorney general Barbara Cepeda moved to dismiss the remaining charge. The court granted the motion.

According to the factual basis of the plea deal, on April 9, 2015, on Saipan, King shouted profanities at Joseph K. Leon Guerrero, causing the latter to call for police assistance.

Camacho noted that King has two prior criminal cases, but he was acquitted in one.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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