Incest – Not Guilty at Trial | Sex Crime Case Studies

This is a case study on a charge of incest with “not guilty” as the sentencing outcome.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client was facing charges related to the offence of Incest following accusations by a family member.

The allegations were that he had sexually penetrated his 8 year-old-daughter in the anus and the vagina while she was sleeping at his house on an access visit. The disclosure was not made until she was 10 years old.

What happened at court?
The client pleaded not guilty to the sex offence charges. Our lawyer Kristina Kothrakis provided legal representation on his behalf at the Melbourne County Court.

During the criminal defence, the inconsistencies in the complainant’s account were highlighted. Kristina also cited the perils of accepting the historic memories of children as part of her submissions to the court.

What was the result?
This was a good case as Kristina managed to secure a successful outcome for the matter with the client ultimately being found not guilty of the charges. And especially for sexual offences such as Incest, a “Not Guilty” verdict is an excellent result as the client would likely be facing severe consequences had he been found guilty of the allegations.

Kristina KothrakisKristina Kothrakis

Kristina has significant experience in criminal trials and also holds a degree in Science, majoring in Psychology, an invaluable area of knowledge, as many of her clients suffer from psychological disorders.

Kristina strives to achieve the best possible result for all her clients. Skilled, decisive and assertive, Kristina demonstrates dedication, care and professionalism at all times.

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DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013