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Serious offence allegations downgraded to appropriate charges

31 March 2016

The client was initially charged with a number of rapes. He was 18 at the time of the alleged offences. The matter was committed for trial in the District Court. After some negotiations with the prosecution, the charges were amended to two counts of unlawful carnal knowledge - that is consensual sex with a person under the age of 16.

At sentence, Counsel submitted that a period of probation would adequately punish the offending. The Judge agreed with this submission and sentenced the client to 18 months of probation with no conviction being recorded. The client was exceptionally pleased, as a conviction would have resulted in being placed on the child sex offender register.​


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