R v JD - Absolute Discharge in historic sex offences case

Published: 14th March 2024

Darren Snow, instructed by Kabir Saleem of Sakhi Solicitors, represented the defendant in respect of a series of allegations of historic child sexual abuse over a 6 years period to a grandchild.

Age 80 and now suffering dementia, Darren was able to persuade the Court that his client was now unfit to plead nor stand trial. The case proceeded at Leicester Crown Court with a fact-finding hearing before a jury without the defendant present, where allegations were found proved.

Notwithstanding the serious nature of the jury’s findings Darren secured an absolute discharge.