Full Court Minute Books

Case A38/2017

DL v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

10/03/2015 Supreme Court of South Australia (Court of Criminal Appeal) (Kourakis CJ, Blue J, Bampton J)

[2015] SASCFC 24


Criminal law – Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) s 50 – Where appellant convicted of persistent sexual exploitation of child under s 50 of Act – Where trial judge found appellant sexually assaulted victim “on numerous occasions over a period of some years” – Where Court of Criminal Appeal dismissed appeal – Whether Court of Criminal Appeal erred in failing to find trial judge gave inadequate reasons because failed to identify particular sexual offences separated by at least three days – Whether verdict unsafe, uncertain and/or unreasonable.

Short particulars


24/10/2017 Hearing (SLA, Melbourne)

07/11/2017 Notice of appeal

28/11/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

04/12/2017 Written submissions - Redacted (Appellant)

19/12/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

16/01/2018 Reply

15/02/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

15/02/2018 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

15/02/2018 Outline of oral argument (Respondent)

20/06/2018 Judgment (Judgment summary)