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Anisha Kiri successfully secures acquittal on all counts for her 17-year-old client facing charges of assault by penetration and two counts of sexual assault.


The offences were alleged to have taken place on school premises when the client was 15 years old. The client was accused of assaulting the complainant—a fellow pupil at the school—in the corridor before forcibly escalating matters into a cubicle within the girls’ changing rooms. The defence was in part consent and in part denial.

On the day of trial, the Prosecution applied to amend the original charge of two counts of sexual assault to include an additional count of assault by penetration, as during the complainant’s evidence she claimed that the client had also penetrated her. This allegation had not previously been raised to the police or in any of her statements or interviews.

Anisha cross-examined the complainant and a number of other prosecution witnesses including a teacher and other pupils from the school. There was also CCTV evidence capturing part of the incident. Anisha’s client was acquitted on all three counts.


Anisha was instructed by Kam Varaitch from IBB Law.


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