Indecent Assault, Sexual Penetration Case Study 1

This is a case study on fighting Sexual Penetration charges. The client was charged with having sex with his step-daughter who was underage.

What is alleged to have occured?
The allegation was that he had given her alcohol before these events happened. There was a real issue about whether the defendant had the opportunity to do the offences because he was at work. There was a lot of preparation by us to present a large volume of business records so prove the alibi. There was also work done on re-constructing a computer hard drive to access deleted records. A number of applications were made to obtain confidential communications between the alleged victim and a psychologist.

What happened at court?
Bill Doogue represented our client at the Melbourne County Court for the following charges:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Penetration Child Under 16
  • Indecent Assault
What was the result?
The client was acquitted on all charges.

Bill DoogueBill Doogue

Bill has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for over 17 years and a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years.

Bill specialises in defending corporate crime cases and defending serious sexual offences charges. Bill has expertly and successfully defended high profile, high-pressure cases and is highly respected by the Courts, police and his peers. Bill runs the Melbourne office and enjoys his involvement in advising on the higher level strategy that should be used to defend cases.

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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