Not Guilty Sexual Intercourse With a Child

Not Guilty Sexual Intercourse With a Child

Not Guilty Sexual Intercourse With a Child

Not guilty verdict sexual intercourse with a child: charges – sexual intercourse w/ child <10 years (max. penalty: life imprisonment), attempt sexual intercourse w/ child <10 (max. penalty: 25 years)

Our client pleaded not guilty to all counts on the indictment.

The complainant in this case was our client’s daughter who had reported to her grandmother that her father asked her to perform fellatio on him. After the grandmother and mother had asked her for more information, as well as being interviewed by police, the child added to and continually changed her story and alleged that he also had sex with her.

The unreliability of the complainant was the key issue in this case. Many inconsistencies were targeted by Counsel in cross-examination which unravelled the Crown case. There was also no medical evidence or corroborative witnesses to prove that sexual assault had occurred, which only strengthened our case. Our client gave evidence that he did not commit the offences and would never hurt or sexually assault his daughter, which further bolstered our case.

Not Guilty Sexual Intercours ewith a child

Counsel argued that the offences never occurred and that the allegations were made as a result of the child dreaming that these things happened to her. It was also submitted that many of the allegations were brought about by the adults in the situation raising the topics of sexual assault with the child without letting her freely recall the events.

The trial ran for six days and the jury returned verdicts of not guilty to all counts on the indictment.

 

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