R v R – Isleworth Crown Court/Ealing Youth Court
This case involved a twelve count indictment, consisting of various historical offences of rape of a child, assault of child under 13 by penetration, Sexual Activity with a child and causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity. The sexual contact being with the Defendant’s (aged 8 at the time) half-sister (aged 5 at the time). There were a number of inconsistencies with the account provided by the complainant resulting in limited guilty pleas to the less serious offences. The matter was sent back to the Youth Court and the Defendant received a referral order.