Thursday, 25 April 2013
Being innocent until proven guilty is one of the pillars of our judicial system. However being allowed to go overseas for two months for a family holiday when the prosecution initially opposed an overseas trip as an unacceptable risk must leave victims feeling that their interests and rights come second to those of alleged offenders. Mr Cooper has been charged with sexually assaulting two males and will face court in August. It is to be hoped that the prosecution is now in possession of additional information that makes an overseas trip an acceptable option for the alleged offender.