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All Sex Crime Case Studies

Below is a list of all our published sex crime case studies.

This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Behave in an Indecent Manner. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with two (2) offences involving public nudity, one being much more serious than the other. Before and after the conduct, the client was ...
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This is a case study on sexual and assault charges resulting in a Community Corrections Order (CCO). What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexual offending against a number of complainants that occurred at a function. The matter commenced as a filing hearing and went through ...
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This is a case study on charges of Indecent Act With Child Under 16 with a similar prior. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with behaving inappropriately towards a child under the age of 16 in a shopping centre. The accusations against the client included touching ...
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This is a case study on an appeal against conviction for a charge of Rape. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was in a relationship with a woman for around a year and a half. After they broke up, she made an allegation to the police that during ...
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This is a case study on charges of Upskirting and Possession & Production of Child Abuse Material. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with observing the genital and anal region of a woman with the aid of a device, more commonly known as ‘upskirting’. The allegation ...
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This is a case study on charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Access Child Porn Using Carriage Service. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was found to be in possession of a quantity of child exploitation material (or child pornography) on his electronic devices and hard drives ...
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This is a case study involving an accused charged with sexual assault of a police officer. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, a male in his mid 50s, was charged with sexual assault of a police officer. The circumstances of the offending were that he had been in ...
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This is a case study on bail variation in a child pornography case, specifically to allow child contact.
What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested and a search warrant was executed at his home on the same day. Australian Federal Police (AFP) were looking for child pornography ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Assault resulting in a not guilty verdict.

Our client was a small scale property developer who develops town houses on blocks formerly occupied by a single residence. He was in his late 60s, married with adult children, and had ...
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This is a case study on Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligations resulting in a fine with conviction. The client was previously sentenced in relation to sexual offending and was placed on the Sex Offender Register for a period of 8 years. He had completed nearly two years, to date ...
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This is a case study on a a sentence of fine without conviction for Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligations. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a registered offender under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004. He was charged with 10 separate breaches of his reporting obligations ...
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This is a case study on fine without conviction for Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligation Under SOR.

Our client had previously pleaded guilty to offences of a sexual nature, and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment and a Community Corrections Order upon his release. He was also ...
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This is a case study on a successful Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) exemption application involving a child sex offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was placed on the Sex Offender Register after pleading guilty to sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16. The ...
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This is a case study on good behaviour bond without conviction for Sexual Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had previously been in a sexual relationship with the complainant. That relationship was off and on for some time. On the date of the offence, the two had ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Correction Order for Sexual Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with Sexual Assault. It arose from an incident where he had hugged a teenage girl on public transport and made suggestive remarks. He had ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Fail to Comply With Reporting Obligations resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a registered sex offender who had been placed on the register five years ago for indecent exposure. As part of ...
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This is a case study on downgrading a charge of Sexual Assault Against a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged following an allegation that he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16 by touching his genitals outside of his clothing whilst ...
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This is a case study on Community Corrections Order without conviction for Indecent Assault.

Our client was a kitchen manager at a hotel. During one particular shift, the client had a dispute with the venue manager and he later consumed alcohol whilst working. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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This is a case study involving child pornography that resulted in an adjourned undertaking. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to possessing 1,900 images of child pornography contained on an external hard drive in the family home.

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Our client was charged with a sexual offence which was alleged to have occurred decades ago when our client was 13 years old. What is alleged to have occured? The allegation was that he had sexually assaulted the complainant when she was 5 years old. The complainant said that she ...
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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 ...
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This is a case study on allegations of sexual assault by a teacher resulting in no charges made. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a teacher at a secondary school. She was called in by the police to participate in a recorded interview following an allegation made ...
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This is a case study on Sexual Assault by a doctor resulting in the charges being withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is a doctor at a hospital who had been accused of sexually assaulting a female patient during an examination. The patient made an almost immediate ...
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This is a case study on a client on the Sex Offender Register needing to file a travel application. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, as a young man in his early 20’s, pleaded guilty to sexual offences 13 years ago. Due to the type of charge that ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Intercourse With Child Outside Australia. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with having gone to Bali on a holiday with some friends. These friends had brought their grandchildren along and one of the children was a girl ...
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This is a case study on an accused on remand for Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is subject to reporting obligations under the Sex Offenders Registration Act. He had been charged with breaching his reporting obligations by failing to report his ...
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This is a case study on charges of Incest and Indecent Act With Child Under 16 resulting in a not guilty verdict and discontinuance. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexual offences against his daughter and his granddaughter. The offences against his daughter were said ...
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The client submitted a Registered Offender Overseas Travel Application pursuant to s271A.1 of the Criminal Code. What is alleged to have occured? This application was initially rejected by the Sex Offenders Registry. He then came to us for assistance and we submitted a fresh Registered Offender Overseas Travel Application on ...
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This is a case study involving 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 ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Sexual Assault. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing two charges of Sexual Assault when he approached our office for assistance. He had been out with a friend and misread signals following consumption of alcohol at ...
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This is a case study on a jury verdict of not guilty for Indecent Act With a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with indecent act against a child. The matters commenced in the summary stream of the Magistrates’ Court. After extensive consultation ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Assault resulting in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The offence was allegedly committed by a young man who had never been in trouble before. He was represented by Hester Kelly at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ ...
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This is a case study on Rape and Aggravated Burglary charges resulting in a discontinuance. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with rape and aggravated burglary. It was alleged that he broke into the house of a person unknown to him during the night, entered the ...
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This is a case of Breach SORA (Sex Offenders Registration Act) that resulted in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on the Sexual Offenders Register due to a prior offending and breached it for the second time. The breach was related to a need ...
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This is a case study involving a complaint about indecent assault which eventually got withdrawn. 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 ...
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This is a case study on Indecent and Unlawful Assaults resulting in the charges being struck out and the police getting ordered to pay the accused's legal costs. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was working for public transport company. An adult female colleague made an allegation that ...
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This is a case study on child porn offences involving an accused with cognitive impairment. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was man in his late 50s with no prior convictions. He possessed more than 7000 images and videos (combined) of child pornography including category 5 images (worst ...
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This is a case study involving charges of Sexual Penetration and Indecent Act With a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client is the step-grandfather of the complainant. The allegation was that when the complainant was between the ages of 4 and 13, the client touched ...
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Our client was interviewed by the police in relation to allegations of rape and drugging the complainant. What is alleged to have occured? The client and the complainant met through online dating and had slept together following their second date. The complainant, some weeks later, made a statement to the ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Obscene Exposure where investigation was eventually closed. What is alleged to have occured? The police attended our client’s home where he was arrested for indecent exposure. It had been reported by the neighbouring property that he had exposed himself to people ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Indecent Assault that was dismissed. What is alleged to have occured? Our client attended a gathering at a friend’s house. He was intoxicated when he arrived with his girlfriend at the party. During the night, he went outside to get some ...
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This is a case resulting in a good behaviour bond for Obscene Exposure and a Stalking charge getting withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a government employee with no criminal record. He was charged with a number of offences including Stalking. The matter was case conferenced ...
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This is a case of discontinuance for an Incest charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with incest relating to offending against his sister. The allegation was that when he was aged between 14 and 17, and the sister aged between 9 and 11, he forcibly ...
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This is a case of Failing to Comply With Reporting Conditions Under SORA involving relevant priors. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was 25 years old when he was charged with Failing to Comply With Reporting Conditions Under the Sex Offenders Registration Act. He had relevant priors for ...
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This is a case study on a Sex Offender Registry offence resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has an intellectual disability. He has very limited family supports and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register in 2014. He was charged with numerous ...
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This is a case that involves downgrading Sexual Assault to Unlawful Assault which ultimately resulted in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was initially charged with Sexual Assault following an allegation that he allegedly grabbed the complainant on his buttocks. The complainant made a statement to ...
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This is a case of withdrawing charges of Indecent Act With a Child Under 16. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a teacher who was charged with indecently assaulting one of his female students who was in year seven and eight at the time. The allegations involved ...
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This is a case resulting in a diversion for Upskirting and Behaving in an Indecent Manner in a Public Place. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with going into a public toilet and entering a cubicle next to one which had been occupied by another ...
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This is case of Stalking and Sexual Assault involving an accused with no priors.

Our client was charged with Stalking, Behave in an Indecent Manner, and Sexual Assault. He in his early 20s at the time of the alleged offending and had no prior offences. What is alleged to ...
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This is a case of conviction appeal for Indecent Act With a Child Under 16 and Unlawful Assault.

Our client was charged with eight instances of sexual offending against the son of very close family friends. The complainant was aged 14 at the time. What is alleged to have ...
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This is a case of sexual penetration of a child involving an accused that is intellectually disabled. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexually penetrating his half sister on two occasions. Both he and his half sister are intellectually disabled, and our client was also ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations related to Sex Offender Register resulting in a financial penalty. What is alleged to have occured? Our client has been on the Sex Offender Register since 2003. In this instance, he failed to report an ...
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Our client was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for a previous offence. The Sex Offenders Register imposes onerous obligations to report changes in personal circumstances, including and not restricted to, residential address, plans to leave the state on holidays, car registration, change of ISP providers, details of membership to ...
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The client was charged with failing to comply with his obligations under the Sex Offender Registration Act. What is alleged to have occured? The client failed to disclose an email address he had active for a number of years. He had nearly completed his 8 years of Registration successfully. The ...
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Our client is on the Sex Offender Registry who had been found guilty in the past of possessing child pornography. What is alleged to have occured? The client then had a child and not told the Police that he was living with the child. He was charged with failure to ...
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This is a case of Indecent Assault involving an accused with dementia. What is alleged to have occured? The incident happened on a train wherein our client was said to have indecently assaulted a young woman on a train.
What happened at court? Hester Kelly acted on the client’s behalf ...
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Our client was contacted by Victoria Police Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigations Team (SOCIT). He attended our office for advice prior to attending the interview and was also represented by a solicitor during the interview. What is alleged to have occured? The client was asked to come in for ...
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This is a case of a guilty plea to Indecent Assault that resulted in a fine with no conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant in this matter was the younger cousin of our client. At the time of the alleged offence, our client was 16 years old ...
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This is a case of Obscene Exposure resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? An off-duty police officer alleged that she had observed our client exposing and fondling his penis. It was late at night and the officer was walking to her car following an ...
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This is a case of discontinuance for Rape and Unlawful Assault. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that our client, whilst at his holiday house, took advantage of a guest who had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol. The claim was that any sexual interactions between our ...
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This is one of our successful sexual offence cases that involves withdrawing a rape charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing a charge for an alleged rape of a prostitute at a brothel. The allegation was that he became rough with the complainant, who told him ...
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This is a case study that resulted in a Community Corrections Order for child porn offences instead of an immediate term of imprisonment. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possession of child pornography and surveillance charges. It was discovered that he had allegedly arranged for ...
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Our 17-year old client was charged with Indecent Act With a Child Under 16 for having allegedly masturbated with a 14-year old boy, and Indecent Assault for allegedly throwing a semen-covered tissue onto the 14-year old boy.
What is alleged to have occured? The background of this case was that ...
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This is a case study on historical child sex offences involving a father and his child. The case resulted in a discontinuance. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant in this matter was the biological daughter of our client. She alleged that her father sexually assaulted and raped her ...
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Our client was charged with sexual offences against a young female employee dating back to the mid-1990’s. What is alleged to have occured? He was alleged to have sexually penetrated her when she was aged around 14. The complaint was made to the police many years later and he was ...
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This is a case study on a child sex offence resulting in an aquittal. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with sexually penetrating his 6 year old goddaughter while the families were away on holiday together. The allegations date back to the early 2000’s and there ...
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This is a case study on Procuring Sexual Penetration of a Child in a recognisance order and Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client engaged in sexual activity over the internet with a minor and also penetrative sex. He was charged with multiple counts of Procuring ...
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This is a case study of a contested hearing for child pornography resulting in the accused being found not guilty by the court. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possess and make child pornography in circumstances where it was alleged that he took pictures of ...
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Our client is a married father of two and was accused of indecently assaulting and raping the complainant. At the time of the allegations, our client was employed in a care workers role which required him to stay overnight in transitional housing run by the Department of Human Services. What ...
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Our client is a man in his late 50’s who suffers from a physical disability. What is alleged to have occured? On an occasion, he asked his niece, who was 17 at the time, to accompany him into a room of the house. Whilst in there, he offered to pay ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Rape resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was alleged to have raped his ex-partner after both had been out drinking. The relationship was in a state of uncertainty after an earlier break up ...
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This is a case study involving a charge of Indecent Assault that resulted in a sentence of diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had attended a club and it was alleged he touched a waitress on the bottom. He was charged with indecent assault. The charges were ...
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Our client was facing two criminal charges arising out of one incident. He was charged with sexual penetration of a child under 16 and with a single charge of rape. What is alleged to have occured? His instructions were that the sexual encounter with the complainant was consensual and that ...
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This is a case study on incest resulting in a not guilty verdict. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with incest.

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 ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Obsecene Exposure resulting in the case being adjourned and the charge ultimately withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 15-year old child who had never been in trouble before. He was charged with two charges of wilful ...
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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.
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This is a case study on a plea of guilty to a charge of Indecent Assault resulting in a good behaviour bond. What is alleged to have occured? H was accused of groping a woman’s vagina, over her clothing, in a crowded night club. The complainant immediately informed a friend ...
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This is a case study on an offence of Indecent Assault resulting the in accused being acquitted of the charge. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a taxi driver. He allegedly committed an Indecent Assault but he denied the allegations. The case did not resolve at contest ...
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This is a case study on an offence of Indecent Act with Child Under 16 resulting in the charge being withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? The client was a young boy with no prior Court appearances. He was charged with sexually assaulting two young males. The offending occurred ...
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This is a case study on a historic matter involving charges of Indecent Assault and Indecent Act with 16 – 17 year old. What is alleged to have occured? This was a historic sex matter occurring over 30 years ago. The offender, who was very young at the time, offended ...
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The complainant on this case was a child at the time of the offending and the allegations raised with the Police occurred 40 years after the offence date. Dates of offences were said to have been fixed by reference to the complainant’s father’s diary. What is alleged to have occured? ...
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The client was charged with sexual offences relating to the kissing, touching and lingual penetration of a young relative. What is alleged to have occured? He went to trial and during the trial the complainant gave evidence that was somewhat inconsistent. This was heavily criticised by the Defence. He was ...
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This is a case study on Rape and Indecent Assault charges involving a retrial. What is alleged to have occured? The client had been charged with rape and indecent assault on his then partner. The rape was said to have occurred during the course of their relationship. The client, with ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Penetration of a Child Under 16 Years Old resulting in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The accused was a 20 year old man with no prior convictions.The complainant approached him and his friends and ...
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Allegations were made by the accused’s young step-sister that he had committed indecent acts on her. What is alleged to have occured? The accused was facing a charge of Indecent Act with a child under 16. The allegations were made in the context of ongoing custody issues between the parents ...
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This is a case study on a child sex offence resulting in the accused being found not guilty at the end of the trial. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with touching the breasts of an underage relative while they were sharing a bed. The client ...
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This is a case study on indecent act in the presence of a child under 16 resulting in a Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with indecent act in the presence of a child under 16. The child was his young daughter. One ...
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The accused was remanded in prison after his ex-partner and two young daughters went to the police and made allegations of sexual abuse. What is alleged to have occured? His daughters made video recorded statements alleging offences carried out against them when they were 4 and 6 years old. The ...
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This is a case study on child sex offences resulting in a nolle prosequi. What is alleged to have occured? The client had been charged with taking part in sexual acts with a girl aged 13. He was aged 26 at the time. The client had been friends with the ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Penetration of Child Under 16 Years Old resulting in an acquittal. What is alleged to have occured? The accused who was 19 years old went to a party where he met a young woman. After a while they both went ...
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The accused was a 30 year old man charged with raping a woman he had met on a dating website. What is alleged to have occured? They had been on several dates and had had consensual penile-vaginal sex on one occasion prior. They had also discussed, over text message and ...
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The accused met a woman online who came around to his place in the early hours of the morning. They had both been drinking and smoked drugs. What is alleged to have occured? Her allegation was that they had consensual sex but at one point she told him to stop ...
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The complainant alleged that she was raped by the client, who was a former co-worker. The two had spent the afternoon and night together, drinking and watching TV. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant alleged that after retiring to bed, she awoke without pants to find the accused ...
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The accused was a 38 year old man with no prior Court appearances. He was charged with raping the complainant, with whom he had had a sexual relationship for the past 6 years. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant alleged that the accused had raped and physically assaulted ...
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The accused was married to the complainant for over 20 years. The allegations were made to police following their separation in 2006, and were said to have occurred during the course of their marriage. They relate to incidents spanning from 1986- 2004. What is alleged to have occured? The complainant ...
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The accused was in an on again-off again relationship with the complainant over a period of about 18 months. From the beginning, the relationship was a sexual one. When the couple commenced their relationship, the complainant was 15 years of age and the accused was 19. What is alleged to ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Rape resulting in the accused being acquitted of the allegations. What is alleged to have occured? A group of police officers entered the bar and they observed the client walk towards the bathroom and then try and leave the premises after ...
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The accused met the complainant at his friend’s birthday party and they were intimate with each other on that night. The accused, his friend, the complainant and another girl known to them all arranged a week later to hire a hotel room together. What is alleged to have occured? At ...
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