|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 222 (May)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Moses LJ, Underhill J and Judge Inman QC (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||Steven Evans (instructed by Carter Osborne Solicitors) for the defendant.|
|Stuart Alford (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||28 May 2012|
Criminal Law - Appeal - Indecency with a child - Complainant being in care since young child - Complainant being friends with defendant's son and visiting defendant's home - Defendant masturbating complainant whilst lying on bed - Complainant continuing to visit defendant as having nowhere else to go - Similar offences occurring when complainant older - Complainant alerting police to offences only many years later - Two counts on indictment incorrectly alleging offence of indecency with a child at time when complainant no longer child - Defendant accordingly being charged with offences unknown to law - Defendant pleading guilty to three offences of indecency with a child - Defendant appealing against conviction - Whether conviction safe.