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Case A9/2017

Chiro v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

30/09/2015 Supreme Court of South Australia (Court of Criminal Appeal) (Vanstone J, Kelly J, David AJ)

[2015] SASCFC 142


Criminal law – Sentencing – Where appellant convicted by jury of “persistent sexual exploitation of a child” pursuant to Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) s 50 – Where complainant gave evidence of sexual exploitation that ranged in seriousness – Where trial judge directed jury they may convict if unanimously satisfied that appellant kissed complainant in circumstances amounting to indecent assault on two occasions – Whether Court of Criminal Appeal erred in failing to hold trial judge erred in failing to ask jury which sexual offences subject of unanimous guilty verdict for purposes of sentencing – Whether in absence of such answer it was open to sentencing jury to sentence on basis that appellant guilty of all alleged sexual offending.

Short particulars


10/02/2017 Hearing (SLA, Canberra v/link Adelaide)

24/02/2017 Notice of appeal

17/03/2017 Written submissions (Appellant)

17/03/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

07/04/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

21/04/2017 Reply

20/06/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Adelaide)

21/06/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Adelaide)

13/09/2017 Judgment (Judgment summary)