Watson v The Queen [2010] VSCA 189 (26 July 2010)


CRIMINAL LAW – Conviction – Sexual offences with a child under 16 years – Child under care, supervision or control – Directions to jury – Several grounds of appeal relating to admission of evidence – Whether judge erred in directions regarding relevance and use of evidence of uncharged acts – Complaint made by complainant to relative – s 41D(2) Evidence Act 1958 – Relevance of lapse of time between offence and complaint – Appeal allowed – Re-trial ordered.