It states here that "motive is rarely an element of an offence": http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/86059/sd-bb-56-intention.pdf To all intents and purposes it appears my case one of the rare instances where not only is the motive an element of the alleged offence, but IS actually the offence for which I am being tried (the charge is one of Indecent Treatment and involved myself in the role of a Parent merely rubbing the small of a 15 year old child's back. This in itself is not necessarily "indecent" unless it can be proved that it was done for indecent purposes, which no doubt is what the prosecution hopes to do). Is there any criminal law legal precedent for an offence or lack of an offence being decided on the basis of what a Jury supposes a persons motive to be? It seems I am left at the mercy of the Court system and the vagaries therein. How can the truth possibly prevail under such circumstances? Might as well flip a coin? Aside from all that I find it rather intrusive that a Jury of 12 people is going to sit there and decide my motive for something. ie. that I had a "Criminal" motive and am therefore a Criminal and should be locked up - when in fact no injury has taken place to any person, except myself. It is bad enough that they make unfounded accusations against my person, but to trespass on my thoughts seems to be taking things too far. Do I have ANY kind of right of rebuttal or refusal to being violated by such an invasive Court Process?