Child sexual abuse victims should not be put off by George Pell decision, experts say

It would be ‘legally wrong’ to conclude that the high court ruling undermined the point of bringing cases to trial, professor saysVictims of child sexual abuse should not be dissuaded from coming forward and reporting perpetrators as a result of the jury conviction of Cardinal George Pell being overturned by the high court, a barrister and professor of law at La Trobe University in Melbourne says.Prof Gideon Boas said he was concerned by those questioning the merit of future cases brought in the criminal or civil jurisdiction based on the Pell ruling. Continue reading...

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