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Fred Batstone successful in assault by penetration trial 

Cases 20 Sep 23

Fred Batstone, instructed by Ella Hughes of Rustem Guardian Solicitors, represented D, who was acquitted of assault by penetration. 

The Prosecution case was that D had engaged in conversations of a sexual nature with a 14 year old at a party of their family and friends, before assaulting her by digitally penetrating her. D denied any contact of a sexual nature. Fred cross-examined the complainant, her 10-year old brother who was present at the time of the assault, and two of the complainant’s cousins who she had reported the allegation to shortly afterwards. 

D was unanimously acquitted by a jury at Isleworth Crown Court following the five day trial. 

Cases | 20 Sep 23

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