R v AT [2004] ACTSC 118 (5 November 2004)

[2004] ACTSC 118

CRIMINAL LAW – trial by judge alone – offence of act of indecency upon a person under the age of 10 years – unsworn evidence by child – warning as to reliability of evidence of complainant – s 165  Evidence Act 1995  (Cth) – s 70 Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1991 (ACT) – absence of need of corroboration for either unsworn evidence or evidence of children – consideration of response by accused to allegation – previous good character – offence not proved beyond reasonable doubt.