R v O & Others – Snaresbrook Crown Court

An allegation against three French nationals of gang rape against the daughter of a senior police officer. The case focused on the behaviour of the complainant at the time of the incident supported by expert evidence on the effect of alcohol consumption and ‘black out’ drinking. Acquittals were secured for all defendants.

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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…

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R v C – Reading Crown Court

ABV Solicitors represented a Defendant who was jointly charged with his girlfriend and both suffered from severe learning disabilities for offences of conspiracy to rape and digital penetration.  Both defendants were convicted of conspiracy to rape but acquitted of digital penetration. This was a case which involved intermediaries for both Defendants throughout the trial process.

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R v M & Another – Isleworth Crown Court

ABV represented a professional footballer who is alleged to have met the complainant, aged 17 on Tinder. They met at a co-defendant’s home, and engaged in consensual sexual activity. The complainant then alleges that non-consensual activity takes place between the three of them. Images and videos were taken of the sexual activities.

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R v S – Woolwich Crown Court

This case concerned an allegation against three men of rape. Right from the outset, ABV Solicitors put forward a pro-active defence and as a consequence, the prosecution offered no evidence and the defendants were released immediately from custody.

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R v H – Reading Crown Court

A case concerning consent, a typical ‘he said’ ‘she said’ rape case where the jury had to decide who was more credible, the complainant or the defendant. ABV Solicitors worked intensively with the client to cross examine the prosecution witnesses to undermine their account resulting in an acquittal for the client.

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R v W – Isleworth Crown Court

A historic rape case dating back to 2003. Defendant faces three  counts of rape, five counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual activity with a child. The victim is now an adult and ABV Solicitors are heavily involved in advancing legal submissions and obtaining expert evidence.

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R v E – Aylesbury Crown Court

This defendant faced one count of rape. The complainant’s account was that she was very drunk and believed at the time she was having sexual intercourse with her husband. Her husband had been asleep next to her. The defendant maintained that the sexual intercourse was consensual. The defendant was acquitted after a trial.

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R v D – Reading Crown Court

The defendant was charged with two counts of rape against a female he had met one evening who was under the age of 16 years. The Defendant was successfully acquitted following a trial where he claimed that the act was consensual.

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R v B – Reading Crown Court

ABV were instructed for a client facing allegations of rape and sexual assault upon family members. The case is currently ongoing with reporting restrictions in place.

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