Civil servant acquitted: three counts of rape

26.09.17 | |

O was found ‘Not Guilty’ of the three counts of rape on which he stood trial. 


O’s defence at trial, to all three counts, was consent. 


O’s defence case involved extensive preparation of legal argument on the point of evidence of O’s bad character. O’s counsel, Abigail Bright, successfully opposed the Crown’s application to admit evidence of O’s conviction for a violent robbery of a sex worker, in her home, of which O had previously been convicted after trial. O had been found guilty of robbery of hundreds of pounds and two mobile telephones from the sex worker, a jury having found that O had tied up his victim and had been stopped by police from fleeing the scene. 


Abigail Bright was instructed by Paris Theodorou, solicitor, Hodge, Jones & Allen LLP.,, 020 7874 8594 


Abigail recently appeared at trial as defence counsel in allegations of knifepoint stranger rape involving the use of a knife. News coverage of this case can be found here.  

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