Our client had been charged with two counts of rape. They related to separate complainants and were alleged to have occurred several years before he was charged.
Our client denied ever having sex with either complainant. Through careful analysis of the brief of evidence we identified a number of inconsistencies in their statements and evidence that they may have colluded with one another.
Both complainants were cross-examined at a committal hearing where further inconsistencies in their evidence were uncovered.
Prior to the trial we made a detailed submission to the prosecution that the evidence of both complainants was weak and that a jury was unlikely to render a guilty verdict. The prosecution eventually agreed with our submission and both rape charges were withdrawn prior to going to trial.