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by richardb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 332

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Sentencing is now done in accordance with guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council. It is based on the American grid system.

Rightly or wrongly, sentencing in sex cases has gone sky high. 10 years for Karim would be lenient.
by richardb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 332

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

It normally takes 4-6 weeks for a probation report (PSR) so I was surprised to see such a long delay before sentence, especially as he is remanded. My educated guesses are either that there will be a psychiatric report or that the judge is keeping open the option of sentencing with others if that is...
by richardb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 332

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Indecent assault was an assault "in circumstances of indecency". Quite why Karim was massaging a semi naked pupil on the floor of his study is a bit of as puzzle. I suspect the jury will have had to decide: (i) was any consent from the pupil genuine or was it obtained by Karim misrepresenting what h...
by richardb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 332

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

It is never easy to assess a case from newspaper reports as reporters tend to be selective and go for the more salacious parts of the case, but it did seem to be a very strong case against Karim. When he came out with all that codswallop about performing an alternative therapy, it was clear his goos...
by richardb
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 332

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

He has been convicted of the last two counts and remanded in custody.
by richardb
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4081

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Convicted on all charges. Remanded in custody.
by richardb
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4081

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Looks like the final verdicts are coming.
by richardb
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4081

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

The BBC report that he has been convicted on seven counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault.
The jury is still deliberating on two counts so no comment please.
by richardb
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4081

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

The Xhibit system discloses that the jury is considering its verdict.
by richardb
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4081

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

The case has reappeared in tomorrow's list so it looks like a non sitting day today.
by richardb
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4081

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

It doesn't show on today's court list which is why I wonder if the case has finished.
It is possible they are having a day off. It is also possible that the jury has been discharged for so called legal reasons. Or there may have been a verdict yesterday.
by richardb
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 83
Views: 4081

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Does anyone know what happened to Karim as it appears to have finished?
by richardb
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1644

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Today's revelations: School ‘warned girl of her name going in press over coach kissing allegations’ A top private school warned a “vulnerable” teenage pupil her name could appear in the press if they dealt publicly with allegations a sports coach kissed her, a court heard. An alleged victim claims s...
by richardb
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1644

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Husband and Dobbie are being tried together at the end of next month.
by richardb
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 46
Views: 1644

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

We cannot go into detail at this stage but there is going to be one hell of a debate a few months down the line when this is all over, and the school are going to have a lot of explaining to do.