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I have been informed by a police detective constable that a

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I have been informed by a police detective constable that a file of evidence is being prepared on an event which came to light in February 2016. I have never in 76 years been involved in court proceedings. My wife fears that I will cause problems for myself if I ask the police for information on the charge being made, timescale for obtaining a defence if it will be needed.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

How can I help with this please?

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Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi.

I can call at about 3pm if that would help?

Or I can carry on online right now? Obviously the original post was yesterday so I'm not free now.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
police preparing a file a solicitor from web in phone call could not identify a charge because all activity was consesual. I have Parkinsons 11 years of drug ropinerole thought i had urges under control but failed to resist invitation from 26 yr old gr Dau Step) who has difficulties all con
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Ok. So what would you like to know about this please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does the preparation of a file mean that a charge will follow?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

No. Not necessarily.

It just means that they are seeking CPS advice.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

It doesn't mean that a charge will flow necessarily.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if the action was invited and all was consensual what could a charge be?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

It depends.

What are the facts of the offence?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was involved over a sixmonth period of inappropriate touching of 26 year old step granddaghter7 times.Parents did not make a complaint buttook to GP who informedpolice i gave full statement atpolice station held nothing back.limit of contact was touch between she from me. she removed clothes.and has epilepsy I was on drug ropinerole for parkinsons
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Do you accept she is a step grand daughter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have helped look after her since she was three.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

There are familial abuse offences that would cover this then.

But they won't rely on that.

They will be alleging that she didn't consent and, if this is a sexual offence, they probably will prosecute I'm afraid.