This has come in and I’m just going to run it as is.
I would like to have this news article posted for opinion please.
I am the Son of the accused. As there is a suppression order on the case (To protect me, not the accused), I have not given my real name as the contact.
Apart from the lack of outcome for me on a personal level, the harsh reality of the this case for the general public is the fact that the statute of limitations prohibits other male child sex abuse victims from that time coming forward to seek justice. This statute of limitations was only discovered by the defence council. The public prosecutor was unaware of it. But obviously they are aware of it now. So this case has now set a precedence against other victims coming forward.
I think that other people should be aware of this as I went through an 18 month waiting period from when I initially contacted the police until I was told by the Director of Public Prosecutions that it was a non-entity.