House of Lords

  title={House of Lords},
  journal={The Journal of Criminal Law},
  pages={125 - 126}
  • Published 1 April 1973
  • Law, History
  • The Journal of Criminal Law
TH E House of Lords (1972, 3 W.L.R. 910) has now reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal (1972, 3 W.L.R. 719; 37 i.C.L. 42) in this case, but has upheld the dismissal of the appeal on the (different) ground that the conviction was unsafe and unsatisfactory. The respondent was charged under s.14 ( 1) of the Sexual Offences Act, 1956 with indecent assault on a girl of twelve. She gave evidence on oath, but the testimony of her nine-year old sister was given unsworn under s.38 of the Children…