Robert Colover investigation: the misunderstandings around sex offence trials – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 9th, 2013 in barristers, children, news, pornography, sentencing, sexual offences, trials, victims by sally

“Calamitous comments by barrister Robert Colover have made the headlines this week as he referred to the victim of sexual offending as “predatory” and “sexually experienced”. The defendant was appearing for sentence before His Honour Judge Peters QC sitting at Snaresbrook Crown Court for two counts of making (downloading) extreme pornography (not images of children) and one count of sexual activity with a child. He received a sentence of eight months imprisonment suspended for two years. He was 41-years-old and she was 13-years-old. The CPS, who instructed the barrister to prosecute this case from their list of accredited advocates, has issued a press release that the comments should not have been used and initiated an investigation.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th August 2013