Ian Whitehurst secures acquittal for defendant charged with historic sexual offences
March 6, 2020
The defendant, who had previous convictions for downloading indecent images, faced serious historic sexual allegations from 3 complainants – two of his own children and a family friend. ian whitehurst historic
The case involved complex disclosure from social services and medical records.
After a six day trial, the defendant was unanimously acquitted on the majority of the charges. The jury was unable to reach a decision on two of the nine charges with the CPS eventually deciding to offer no evidence.
Ian Whitehurst is a member of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers.