Chris Boxall secures acquittal in child abuse caseChristopher Boxall
R v J
Chris Boxall successfully defended a man accused of engaging in sexual activity with a child under the age of 16.
It was alleged that the incident had occurred whilst on a family holiday in Fuerteventura.
The prosecution case was that the Defendant had entered a bedroom and sexually assaulted a 14 -year old girl.
The interesting feature was that the offence was said to have taken place on a bed being shared by and in the presence of three other children (2 of whom were siblings of the complainant) who all gave evidence against the defendant under the Section 28 procedure.
The Defendant was acquitted after a five-day trial at Leeds Crown Court.
Christopher Boxall took tenancy in 2016 following a successful pupillage under the supervision of Kama Melly QC. Since then, he has quickly developed a wide-ranging criminal practice including serious sexual and violent offences.