Court of Appeal

R v VK [2017] QCA 039 (16/197) Margaret McMurdo P and Morrison and Philippides JJA 17 March 2017

Full-text: QCA17-039.pdf


CRIMINAL LAW – APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – VERDICT UNREASONABLE OR INSUPPORTABLE HAVING REGARD TO EVIDENCE – APPEAL DISMISSED – where the appellant was convicted by jury of a number of child sex offences including one count of maintaining a sexual relationship with a child with the circumstances of aggravation that she was under 12 and his lineal descendant – where the appellant submits that the guilty verdicts are “unsafe and unsatisfactory” and cannot be supported having regard to the evidence – where the appellant submits that the complainant’s evidence was implausible and full of inconsistencies – where the appellant submits that the partly translated transcript of a pretext phone conversation with the complainant was inaccurate and unreliable – where the appellant accepted the accuracy of the transcript at trial – whether verdicts of guilty were reasonably open to the jury on the whole of the evidence