NAM v R [2010] VSCA 95 (22 April 2010)

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSCA/2010/95.html

CRIMINAL LAW – Appeal – Interlocutory appeal – Trial – Severance – Sexual offences – Two complainants – Coincidence evidence – Tendency evidence – Sufficient similarity – Evidence cross-admissible – Appeal dismissed – Evidence Act 2008 (Vic) ss 97, 98, 101.

EVIDENCE – Admissibility – Criminal proceedings – Coincidence evidence – Tendency evidence – Whether sufficient degree of similarity – Whether ‘significant probative value’ – Evidence admissible – Evidence Act 2008 (Vic) ss 97, 98, 101.