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by richardb
Fri May 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: The Remaining Trials.

Having assured you that the trial of Husbands and Dobbie would start as originally listed, it is with no little embarrassment that I find that they are NOT in the list on Tuesday.

It is fair to say that HHJ Henson is not sitting so the trial may have been dropped back a day or so.
by richardb
Wed May 23, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Remaining Trials.
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: The Remaining Trials.

The courts are slow to move cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct.

Since Saville, they have a priority status.

You can be pretty sure that they will be going ahead on Tuesday.

The school's historic troubles have filled many a column inch this year.
by richardb
Tue May 01, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2018

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I believe it is 29 May.
by richardb
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2018

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

That's why I urged caution.
by richardb
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2018

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I must admit that I don't for one moment comprehend why anyone'd think it made sense to try the remaining two defendants together. One of them is accused by just one complainant, the other by multiple complainants. One of them is accused of offences against a solitary female, the other of multiple ...
by richardb
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2018

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Burr and Webb will have got between a quarter and a third reduction for pleading guilty. So factor that in. Without checking the precise facts, Karim seems to have interfered with more complainants than the other two which has to be factored in as well. The very minimum is 9 years but i think upward...
by richardb
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2018

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

In effect sexual assault replaced indecent assault when the Sexual Offences Act 2003 came into force. The Sentencing guidelines say that historic offences should effectively be sentenced on a modern day basis so Karim will be up with Burr and Webb. Burr and Webb of course had their sentences reduced...
by richardb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2018

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: 68
Views: 2018

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: 68
Views: 2018

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: 68
Views: 2018

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: 68
Views: 2018

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: 4468

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: 4468

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: 4468

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.