Deacon, Jesse (a Pseudonym) v The Queen [2018] VSCA 257

Judgment type: 
Victorian Court of Appeal
Kaye, T Forrest JJA and Taylor AJA

Deacon, Jesse (a Pseudonym) v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
12 October 2018

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal against conviction - Applicant convicted of seven charges of sexual penetration of a child under 16 years - Convicted of two charges of indecent act with a child under 16 years - Whether judge erred in granting leave to cross-examine an unfavourable witness - Whether verdicts of the jury were unsafe and unsatisfactory - Application for leave to appeal against conviction refused.

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal against sentence - Pleaded not-guilty - Applicant sentenced to 17 years nine months' imprisonment with a non-parole period of 13 years - Whether sentencing judge's discretion miscarried - Whether judge treated lack of regard by applicant to consequences of offending and lack of insight and remorse as aggravating factors.

[2018] VSCA 257