Indecent Assault – Charges Withdrawn | Sex Crime Case Studies

This is a case study involving a complaint about indecent assault with charges withdrawn as a result.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was a bus driver for a local private bus company. A passenger made an uncorroborated complaint of indecent assault against him, alleging that he picked her up in the bus whilst it was out of service and touched her genitals over her clothing whilst making sexually suggestive comments to her. Our client was stood down from his position and was charged with indecent assault.

What happened at court?
Our expert sexual offence lawyers provided criminal defence in behalf of the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The client sought legal advice early and we were able to assist him with expert advice as to how to proceed in his record of police interview. We were also able to provide the Police with a name of another bus driver to whom the complainant had admitted that she was angry that the bus driver (our client) rebuffed her previous advance and that ‘she would show him’.

What was the result? After two summary case conferences, the indecent assault charges were withdrawn. We were able to conduct successful negotiations without the matter having to proceed to contested hearing. Our client was offered his employment back in the circumstances.
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