This new book, Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse, is edited by Dr Ros Burnett (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford). It contains 21 chapters by criminologists, psychologists, legal scholars and other experts, discussing policies and practices that impact on people who are falsely accused of sexual and physical offences against adults and children. […]
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Our attention has been drawn to several excellent articles on Chris Saltrese’ website; False Allegations: Contrary to popular belief false allegations of sexual offences are neither rare nor are they readily sifted out by the criminal justice system. Nor can defendants place unquestioning reliance on the ‘scrutiny of the courts’ to secure the correct verdict. […]
Teacher accused of head butting and punching a 13-year-old disruptive pupil cleared by a court of common assault.
A teacher accused of head butting and punching a 13-year-old disruptive pupil was today cleared by a court of common assault. Graham Davies, 55, of Aveton Gifford, south Devon, denied common assault on the boy at a comprehensive school on December 3 last year. The chairman of Totnes Magistrates in south Devon, Anthony Bailey, said: […]
Teacher accused of four counts of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls has been cleared of all the charges.
A FORMER North Bromsgrove High School teacher who was accused of four counts of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls has been cleared of all the charges. David John Crowther, of West Road, pleaded not guilty to two counts of squeezing a 14-year-old girl’s bottom, one count of touching a 14-year-old girl’s bottom and a further […]
A FORMER public school teacher has told of his frustration that his unblemished career has been left in tatters after he was cleared of sexual activity with a student. Russell Woolwright, 30, spoke out after he was found not guilty of allegations of making the teenager perform a sex act on him during an encounter […]
A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal.
A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal. The man, who is not identified, had been accused of hugging a girl, trying to kiss her and making inappropriate comments in a photocopying room at the unidentified school in 2011. The allegation […]
Law graduate faces jail after being found guilty of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes
A law graduate faces jail after being found guilty of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes and assaults as an excuse for doing poorly in her barrister training. The allegations made by Rhiannon Brooker meant Paul Fensome was arrested, charged and held in prison for 37 days. Following an 11-week trial, […]
The Following media release has been issued by Chris Saltrese, a solicitor specialising in defending allegations of sexual abuse . MEDIA RELEASE CHRIS SALTRESE RESPONSE TO THE DPP’S PROPOSALS TO REVIEW SEXUAL OFFENCE PROSECUTIONS “Case building’ risks case manufacture in historic child abuse” warns defence solicitor. Responding to the DPPs proposals to increase prosecutions for alleged […]
This is an extract of an item which appears on the Guardian website on 8th Jan 2013 The court of appeal has quashed the murder convictions of five men convicted of a gangland killing after hearing of failures to reveal potentially crucial evidence to the defence. The five men were serving life sentences totalling a minimum of […]