Indecent Assault, Sexual Penetration Case Study 2

Historic sex case from the 1970s.

What is alleged to have occured?
Complainant made allegations that they had been sexually assaulted 30 years ago. Complainant said they had known the accused and that he had performed sexual acts without consent. The accused denied having done anything at all.

What happened at court?
Our client faced charges of:

Bill Doogue represented our client at the Mildura County Court.

What was the result?
Jury acquitted the defendant of all charges. It was put strongly to them that that the complainant’s delay in complaining had made it next to impossible for the accused to defend the charges.

This and our client’s evidence which was clear and strong would have been the basis for them throwing the charges out.

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