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Ipswich District Court

Indecent Treatment Of A Child Under The Age Of 12

The Charges:

2x Charges of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 12

Court Attended:

Ipswich District Court

Attendance Date:

28 May 2018

Overview of Case:

Our client was charged with 2 charges of indecent treatment of a child.  The maximum penalty for each offence was 14 years imprisonment.  These charges, imprisonment is not a sentence of last resort.

The matter proceeded to a trial.  We conducted a pre-record of the charges and the complaint child and two further child witnesses were cross-examined.

Outcome:

After carefully constructed cross-examination of the complainant child was conducted by our Counsel, the Crown conceded that they had no evidence to proceed with the charges and subsequently withdrew both charges the following day, without the matter having to proceed to trial.

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