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How old did you believe the person to be?
How old did she claim to be?
Right. Did she say that she was older later?
It is very unlikely they would drop this I’m afraid.
You might well be acquitted at trial. That is a different point. But the chances that CPS would not prosecute this are minimal. Sexual offences are pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law at the moment which is the real reason the conviction rate is low.
Probably the ‘issues’ they refer to is just that they haven’t completed evidence gathering. CPS are remarkably disorganised.
If they do discontinue this then that is wonderful but don’t rely on it.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Oh they always do that.
They might well have enough to charge. They may or may not have enough for a conviction. It depends.
It doesn't mean they can't gather more. They will be trying.
Well, there can be unfairness but this isn’t an instance of it.
There is no particular unfairness in the Crown gathering further evidence as the defence are free to do.