Sexual Assault By a Child | Sex Crime Case Studies

This is a case study involving a charge of Sexual Assault by a child.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client (a child) was charged with Sexual Assault of a girl while on holiday camp. It was alleged that he poked her crotch with an implement in a sexual manner. It was further alleged that he tried to kiss her and that he suggested they go to his room together. The client gave a no comment interview as well as denied the offending.

What happened at court?
Amelia Ramsay acted on the client’s behalf at the Morwell Children’s Court.

We conducted negotiations with the prosecution, indicating the weaknesses in the prosecution case. We obtained the client’s instructions to seek a recommendation for diversion as the client’s priority was to finalise the matter and to avoid a criminal record. The prosecution ultimately agreed to recommend our client for diversion. He was assessed by Youth Justice and was confirmed suitable.

What was the result?
In this case of sexual assault by a child, the magistrate considered our submissions and agreed to place the client on the diversion program.

Amelia RamsayAmelia Ramsay

Admitted to practice in 2013, Amelia performs her work with care and professionalism ensuring clients understand the Court process, their charges and that they receive the best possible outcome.

Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.

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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 07/06/2018