CRIMINAL LAW – CHARGE UNDER S326, CRIMINAL CODE WA

Aggravated sexual penetration without consent.

10th January, 2016

Facts:

  • Our client was in Australia on a Student Visa and was a hard working student.
  • He was in Australia without any family, and his only support network was his friends.
  • He met a girl at church and they started dating.
  • Their relationship progressed very quickly and became sexual early on.
  • After approximately one month, she made allegations that our client sexually assaulted her.
  • He had no prior offences and denied assaulting her.
  • The DPP refused to drop the charges, however, advised us they would consider a lesser charge.
  • Our client insisted he was innocent and the matter proceeded to trial with a jury.
  • The jury came back within 30 minutes with a NOT GUILTY verdict.