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RAWLINGS, John Albert - CCA, Conviction and sentence appeal.2 x indecent assault upon person under 16 (9y & 10y - same complainant); attempt carnal knowledge upon person under 16 (11y). Applicant aged 47 at outset of offences - excessive drinking - large family to support - alcoholic father - hardship to family. Complainant first complained 3 months after incidents alleged to have occurred but never been able to specify exactly when or where they took place.
MT 9m, AT 3m.40 year delay before allegations to police - admissibility of complaint evidence - admissibility of evidence of other sexual misconduct - directions to jury thereon - Evidence Act 1995 ss.97, 101, 108, 137. HUTTON, Keith Robert - CCA, 3.4.98Sentence appeal.8 x BE&S; 8 x obtain benefit by deception; 60 similar offences on a Form 1. During committal applications 2 applications made on behalf of defence for complainant to give evidence at committal.
This led to him being charged with the above charges. GATIEN, Paul Anthony - CCA, 9.12.98Conviction appeal. Appellant indicted on 7 counts, 6 were for sexual offences & one was for AOABH.
The judge directed the jury to acquit on counts 1, 2 & 3.
Other counts included enter building with intent to commit felony; assaults with intent to rob; assault; armed B&E; sexual assault. - CCA, Conviction appeal.3 x sexual intercourse with child (10 to 16) under authority. Found guilty of 2nd & 3rd counts, acquitted of 1st count. Knowingly take part in manufacture & supply large commercial quantity prohibited drug (methylamphetamine); supply large commercial quantity methylamphetamine. Directions - 4 day adjournment of trial between jury's question & trial judge's answer - whether jury entitled to convict. '- whether leave to argue this ground should be granted pursuant to Rule 4. GILBERT, Gavin John - CCA, Conviction appeal.2 x assault; armed with firearm with intent to commit assault. Cross examination of accused concerning fabrication by witnesses of their testimony - need for direction that evidence admitted to show relationship not to be used to conclude accused's propensity to offend - cross-examination of accused about statement by another person - Evidence Act s.44. KENNEDY, Michael Graham - CCA, 9.12.98Appeal against interlocutory order refusing permanent stay.
For counts 9 & 10, appellant sentenced to concurrent MT 8y, AT 4y on each count & cumulative upon sentence of 3y FT for sexual assault; for remaining counts sentenced to between 1y & 3y to be served concurrently with other sentences imposed. Appeal allowed on count 10: resentenced to 2y FT to be served concurrently with other sentences. Leaving of evidence to jury where competing versions of events given - sufficiency of warning under s.165 Evidence Act concerning complainant's evidence & delay in making complaint - verdict unsafe & unsatisfactory - duty of trial counsel to seek directions - admissibility of evidence of complaint. Child sexual assault charges: indecent assault (fellatio); a number of acts of sexual intercourse.
Respondent met a man in a car park & was observed to pass him an object.
The station wagon became airborne & collided with a large sign on side of road. Proposed indictment containing 7 counts charging indecent assaults, assaults, sexual intercourse without consent.4 complainants who were either adopted or State wards being cared for by respondent & his wife. FRANCIPANE, Salvatore - CCA, Conviction and sentence appeal. Count 2: false pretences (0,000); in the alternative fraudulently omit to account. Elements of offence - meaning of 'account'- whether to order new trial where Crown could not succeed on case put at trial but might succeed at new trial on different case based on same evidence.
Two passengers seated in rear of station wagon killed instantly. Appeal allowed: resentenced to WILLIAMS, Grant Raymond - CCA, Sentence appeal.1st indictment: 1 x act of indecency (s.61N); 3 x homosexual intercourse (s.78K); 4 matters on a Form 1.2nd indictment: 1 x indecent assault (s.61E(1) - since repealed); 2 x homosexual intercourse (s.78K); 1 x indecent assault (s.61N); 6 matters on a Form 1. Respondent's wife who may have been able to corroborate respondent now deceased. Count 1: conviction appeal allowed, verdict of acquittal entered.
The Court was advised on the day following the hearing & it was directed that application for leave to reopen be listed before the CCA in the ordinary course. Joint enterprise - applicant's sister charged with 2nd & 3rd counts.
In the meantime, the CCA has heard extensive argument about the same issue in another matter & reserved its judgement. The 1st count related to a transaction which formed part of the larger enterprise in which both sisters were involved which police observed when conducting surveillance. Applicant involved in enterprise for more than 7 months.