31 May '11, 9am

(ST) Appeal against man cleared of oral sex on boy, 4, thrown out

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of a 45-year-old cabby who was accused of performing oral sex on a then four-year-old boy in 2005. -- PHOTO: ST FILE THE Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of a taxi driver accused of performing oral sex on a four-year-old boy. Delivering the verdict of the three-judge court, Judge of Appeal Andrew Phang said they were 'unable to say that the trial judge was plainly wrong in his assessment of the facts' and dismissed the prosecution's appeal against the High Court's decision to acquit the cabby. The 45-year-old cabby faces four pending charges for molesting the two girls - the boy's older sister and his aunt - between 1994 and 1998 when they were between five- to six-years-old. These four charges were stood down at the start of the cabby's trial in March last year, with the prosecution proceeding only with it...

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