Multiple Rape Acquittal

Multiple Rape Acquittal

Julia Flanagan was instructed by Tom Benyon of EBR Attridge in a multiple rape case in respect of a teenage girl, supported by DNA evidence. The case was subject to the S28 YJCE Act 1999 scheme, involving pre- approval of cross- examination questions by the Judge and pre-recorded video testimony by the complainant. The defendant himself had special educational needs and a ground rules hearing was also conducted in respect of limitations upon his evidence. The whole trial was broken into stages, taking place over a 6 week period. The defendant was unanimously acquitted.