Major Sexual Abuse Trial Commences – Oliver Saxby QC Prosecuting
May 4, 2017
A case involving alleged familial sexual abuse of the gravest kind spanning a 25-year period and two generations of the same family began on Tuesday at Reading Crown Court. Oliver Saxby QC is prosecuting, leading Georgina Gibbs of 36 Bedford Row. They are instructed by the CPS Thames Chiltern Complex Crime Unit. The case is a substantial and complex one. There are four defendants and six complainants; and there have been various sets of criminal and Family Court proceedings in the past, giving rise to a massive quantity of used and otherwise disclosed material.
The Crown’s Opening commenced today and is expected to conclude some time tomorrow, with the first evidence being called on Monday. The trial is expected to last 8 weeks or so.