Joanne Eley gains acquittal for man accused of historic sexual offences against a schoolboy

5 February 2019

Joanne Eley successfully represented a former taxi driver from Suffolk who was accused of sexually assaulting a schoolboy more than a decade ago. He pleaded not guilty to four offences of indecent assault on a male person, four offences of sexual assault, two offences of rape and two offences of causing or inciting a 13-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity. The offences were alleged to have been committed between 2003 and 2006. The Judge John Devaux directed the jury to return not guilty verdicts on six of the charges and the defendant was cleared by the jury of the four remaining offences of sexual assault and two of causing or inciting a boy to engage in sexual activity. Fore more information see press links below:

  1. Ipswich Star
  2. EADT