Nazaqat Maqsoom of Kangs Solicitors comments on such offences.
What Is An Historic Sexual Offences? | Kangs Advisory Solicitors
An Historic Sexual Offence is simply an alleged offence where the allegations concerning the incident are made a long time after it occurred.
Generally, the incident complained of will fall within the current law at that time.
The Relevant Law | Kangs Sexual Offences Defence Team
Most cases are prosecuted either under the Sexual Offences Act 1956 or, for offences that occurred after 1st May 2004, the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
The punishment that a Court can impose differs under the two Acts.
How Can We Help? | Kangs Sexual Allegation Defence Lawyers
Allegations of Historic Sexual Offences are very difficult to defend, simply by virtue of the age of any evidence that has survived, the normal lack of any evidence of a reliable nature and the vagaries of human memory.
Some individuals may remember events clearly and in great detail whereas others may have little or no recollection.
Such case are frequently prosecuted with very little or no forensic or physical evidence and more often than not, it very difficult for individuals being investigated or charged with such offences to disprove the damaging allegations which they face.
The nature of such allegations is generally such that more weight is attached to the evidence of the complainant by both the police and the prosecution.
It is imperative that expert legal advice is sought as soon as possible to enable your position to be protected as far as is possible.
At Kangs Solicitors our Sexual Allegations Defence Team has a wealth of experience in dealing with such cases and amongst others, has represented high profile celebrities including the recent wide-ranging Metropolitan Police Investigation Operation Yewtree.
Kangs Solicitors enjoys a national reputation for providing a personal service of the highest quality.
Our Recent History Of Defending Historical Sexual Abuse Cases
- Client Cleared of Two Historic Rape Charges
- Client Not Guilty of Rape
- Client Not Guilty of Historic Sexual Abuse
- Client Acquitted of Sexual Assault Allegation
- Not Guilty Verdicts in Historic Sexual
Who Can I Contact? | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors
Please feel free to contact our team through any of the following who will be happy to speak to you and guide you: