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Gordon Anglesea Trial Date and Delay

cathy fox blog on child abuse

It was reported in early August 2015 that Gordon Anglesea’s trial had been arranged for  September. However the shock to most people was that it was not September 2015 but the provisional trial date was fixed for September 5, 2016. [1]

Many people are asking questions along the lines  “Why is a trial in which the defendant is a 78 year old man have to be delayed for over a year? It appears to make no sense.”

This works both ways. If a man is innocent then it is unfair to keep him waiting that long. Conversely if he is guilty then he may evade justice by dying before he gets to be tried.Victims would be denied justice.

In cases of child sexual abuse, the victims of a child sexual abuse case may have had excruciating memories from their childhood, previously repressed or contained, brought back into their conscious…

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