BP v R; R v BP [2010] NSWCCA 303 (13 December 2010)


CRIMINAL LAW – Appeal against conviction – Sexual offences alleged by different complainants against same accused – Tendency evidence – Coincidence evidence – Whether separate trials should have been ordered – Whether significant probative value – Whether probative value substantially outweighed prejudicial effect – Risk of concoction or contamination of evidence – Whether errors in directions to jury.
CRIMINAL LAW – Crown appeal against sentence – Several sexual offences against minors – Whether sentencing judge erred in imposing individual sentences and/or in failure to partially accumulate – Whether aggregate sentence manifestly inadequate.

Evidence Act 1995 , ss 97, 98, 101