LB TH v SB, KU, (A Minor: UU) Interveners: IU and AU

November 2021

Child had significant mental health problems and had attempted suicide numerous times throughout proceedings.

·      The case involves historic account of sexual abuse when child was aged 4-7 years old.

·      Both alleged perpetrators were minors at the time of the alleged rapes.

·      Court dealing with recollection of events said to have taken place over a decade earlier.

·      Child said to have motive for making false allegations due to significant neglect.

·      Parents did not support child’s account initially but following consideration of her Video Recorded Interview, believed child was telling the truth about the allegations.

·      Legal Arguments about whether child ought to give evidence, child wished to give evidence.

·      No findings against parents of failure to protect.

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