Our client is a 48 year old New Zealand citizen residing in Western Sydney, and the complainant is his 10 year old niece.
The complainant slept with her father on a bed in the master bedroom of their house in a suburb near Wyong, while our client would sleep on a fold-out bed in the same bedroom when visiting.
It was alleged that during one sleepover, our client sexually abused the complainant by touching her private parts while her father slept. She made the complaint her father who then reported the matter to police.
Our client vehemently denied the allegations from the start. He was nevertheless charged with two counts of ‘Aggravated Indecent Assault’.
The case went to a defended hearing in Wyong Local Court during which our senior lawyers systematically dismantled the complainant’s version of the events.
Our client was found ‘not guilty’ of both of the charges, and the AVO application brought against him was also dismissed.