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Post by J.R. » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:43 pm

Am I not wrong in thinking that the above named makes his first Crown Court appearance at Hove tomorrow ?

Just thought I'd start a new thread in this ongoing saga.
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Re: Roger Martin

Post by richardb » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:59 pm

It's not until next Wednesday, 15 August.

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Re: Roger Martin

Post by jtaylor » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:09 am

Just a reminder to all that “innocent until proven guilty” and that just because there was clearly a large cohort of abusing teachers, does not mean at all that all who are accused are guilty - so no speculation please, factual content only.
I’m not saying it’s the case here, but there is a risk too, given the talk of compensation/civil cases against the school, that a small number of fictional stories appear from individuals with a financial motivation.....hopefully not, but need to be aware of, and hence wait for convictions and verdicts.
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Re: Roger Martin

Post by richardb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 pm

Roger Martin is at the Hove Trial Centre tomorrow at not before 12 noon.

He appears before HHJ Jeremy Gold, no doubt because HHJ Christine Henson is not sitting.

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Re: Roger Martin

Post by Great Plum » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:52 pm

Why is it a ‘trial centre’ rather than a court? Is there a difference?
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Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:53 pm

I find the change of Judge in an on-going connected case somewhat strange, but as Richard said, probably due to prior engagements, jolly hols etc.
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Re: Roger Martin

Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:54 pm

Great Plum wrote:
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Why is it a ‘trial centre’ rather than a court? Is there a difference?
Over to Richard yet again.
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Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:00 pm

ps. Do we know if anyone is attending court, apart from possibly a CH School representative ?
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Re: Roger Martin

Post by richardb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:10 pm

Great Plum wrote:
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Why is it a ‘trial centre’ rather than a court? Is there a difference?
Sorry Plum but it's the same thing.

The list refers to it as the Hove Trial Centre. It's actually the Lewes Crown Court sitting at the Hove Trial Centre.

Lewes Crown Court is split between 3 sites - Lewes, Brighton and Hove.
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Re: Roger Martin

Post by richardb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:12 pm

J.R. wrote:
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ps. Do we know if anyone is attending court, apart from possibly a CH School representative ?
All they will do tomorrow is fix a trial for trial.

You will be able to read about it in the papers.

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Re: Roger Martin

Post by robert totterdell » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 pm

Karim just got ten years but Mr. Taylor is right in saying 'not guilty until proven so'. That is our legal system. I just hope that he doesn't drag the people he abused, or is accused of abusing, through a trial.

Haven't all of the victims gone through enough already? I have. There is more to come.

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Re: Roger Martin

Post by richardb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:38 pm

I am not commenting on Roger Martin but I agree with you Rob that there are more to come. Lots more.

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Re: Roger Martin

Post by J.R. » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 am

robert totterdell wrote:
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Karim just got ten years but Mr. Taylor is right in saying 'not guilty until proven so'. That is our legal system. I just hope that he doesn't drag the people he abused, or is accused of abusing, through a trial.

Haven't all of the victims gone through enough already? I have. There is more to come.
Sorry to say Robert, but as I have said on here before, the local press described Martin at his appearance at Crawley Magistrate's Court as loud and arrogant. Hardly likely he'll go for a guilty plea.
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Re: Roger Martin

Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:48 am

J.R. wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 am
robert totterdell wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Karim just got ten years but Mr. Taylor is right in saying 'not guilty until proven so'. That is our legal system. I just hope that he doesn't drag the people he abused, or is accused of abusing, through a trial.

Haven't all of the victims gone through enough already? I have. There is more to come.
Sorry to say Robert, but as I have said on here before, the local press described Martin at his appearance at Crawley Magistrate's Court as loud and arrogant. Hardly likely he'll go for a guilty plea.
The possibility that Roger Martin is innocent should not be forgotten at this stage.

As with the others let's see the evidence before commenting or expressing too many views.
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Re: Roger Martin

Post by J.R. » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:25 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:48 am
J.R. wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 am
robert totterdell wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Karim just got ten years but Mr. Taylor is right in saying 'not guilty until proven so'. That is our legal system. I just hope that he doesn't drag the people he abused, or is accu
sed of abusing, through a trial.

Haven't all of the victims gone through enough already? I have. There is more to come.
Sorry to say Robert, but as I have said on here before, the local press described Martin at his appearance at Crawley Magistrate's Court as loud and arrogant. Hardly likely he'll go for a guilty plea.
The possibility that Roger Martin is innocent should not be forgotten at this stage.

As with the others let's see the evidence before commenting or expressing too many views.
My abject apologies.

I almost forgot. Innocent UNTIL proven guilty.
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