Jack Talbot recently defended a music teacher who was accused by one her pupils of having sex with him on numerous occasions in the late 1990s when he was 14/15.
During her police interview she had admitted one sexual act with the complainant but denied the rest of the allegations. She was unanimously acquitted by the jury of each and every charge. She received a suspended sentence for that single offence.
Jack was privately instructed by Andrew Storch and Carys Divall of Andrew Storch Solicitors and the case garnered widespread media interest.
Separately, Jack recently prosecuted a defendant who had no previous convictions but was unanimously convicted by the jury of multiple counts of rape of a child in the 1980s. He was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment. Exceptionally, after the sentencing hearing, the complainant decided to waive her right to anonymity, which is ordinarily guaranteed for life. Jack was instructed by Jim Fedrick, a specialist CPS prosecutor in rape and serious sexual offences.
Jack frequently prosecutes and defends in cases involving the most serious Sexual Offences including multi-complainant rapes and those involving very young children. He has also undertaken numerous trials involving ‘historical’ allegations of familial rape and indecency. Jack is CPS RASSO Panel Advocate and has received specialist training in the handling of vulnerable witnesses and the deployment of pre-recorded cross-examination at trial. Read more: [Jack Talbot Profile ]