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WA Accused of Indecent Sexual Assault - Defamation?

Discussion in 'Defamation Law Forum' started by Petrus, 28 February 2015.

  1. Petrus

    Petrus Member

    28 February 2015
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    My ex and her now 27 year old daughter have been both accusing me of indecent assault or sexual assault with the daughter when she was a child, some 18 years ago since I saw her last or last had any contact with her. I have been receiving threatening emails and have been told by people who know both of us that this is what they are saying. So the 27 year old is making the claims and the mother is spreading them.

    What should I do? Is it defamation?
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

    10 February 2015
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    Hi there,
    Firstly, there is no time limit on a claim of sexual assault or child sexual assault. So when you last saw this person is not relevant. Secondly, if the statements are untrue then you may have a claim in defamation. You should speak with a solicitor.
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