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Larsen, Brodie (a pseudonym) v Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] (Cth) [2020] VSCA 335

CRIMINAL LAW
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Maxwell P, T Forrest JA and Macaulay AJA
Parties: 

Larsen, Brodie (a pseudonym) v Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] (Cth)

Judgment Date: 
23 December 2020
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Interlocutory appeal - Evidence - Tendency evidence - Sexualised communications with underage girl - Whether accused believed that complainant over 16 - Whether accused aware that complainant under 18 - Prior conviction on similar charges - Whether evidence of prior conduct probative of relevant tendency - Narrow issue regarding accused's belief about complainant's age - Low probative value - Significant prejudicial effect - Evidence inadmissible - Appeal allowed - Ruling set aside - Evidence Act 2008 ss 97, 101.

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