Background briefing paper on PPS decision to set aside 15 Magistrates' Court convictions

Date: 
23 September 2020
Type: 
Decisions

It has been identified that in 2009 offences under section 52 (indecent assault on a female), section 62 (indecent assault on a male) of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and section 5(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 (unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under 17) were unintentionally removed from the list of cases that could be prosecuted in the Magistrates’ Court. This paper sets out some background information on the PPS decision to set aside 15 Magistrates' Court covictions.