Tait v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence – Sexual assault on young child – Sufficiency of evidence – Corroboration. High Court of Justiciary: In an appeal by an appellant who was found guilty of a charge of sexual assault on a young child contrary to s 20 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, the court rejected the appellant's first ground of appeal—that there was insufficient evidence of a sexual assault on a young child contrary to s 20—but it upheld his second ground to the extent of quashing his conviction and substituting a conviction in terms of the amended indictment under deletion of the part of the libel alleging digital penetration of the complainer's anus.

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