Justin McClintock yesterday concluded the successful defence of a teacher charged with sexual assault at a performance of ‘Amadeus’ at the National Theatre. The defendant accepted touching a female audience member on her thigh up to six times during the second half of the performance. When confronted by another audience member the defendant referred to the complainant in abusive terms. It was the defence case that the touching was neither deliberate nor sexual. The jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict in less than an hour. This acquittal follows Justin’s successful defence of two other teachers in recent weeks.
Justin was instructed by Mark Stewart, partner at Stewart Begum Solicitors. At an early stage they worked proactively to secure a psychiatric expert who was able to give evidence on the state of mind of the defendant.