Basil Williams-Rigby

Years in prison:
4
Year of crime:
Unknown
Year conviction was overturned:
2003

Basil Williams-Rigby was convicted of indecent assault following allegations that large numbers of staff at a residential community home in Liverpool had sexually abused the boys in their care. All evidence came from the boys who claimed to have been abused. On appeal, evidence was introduced that contradicted the accounts of the complainants and called into question their reliability. On that basis, the conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Sexual offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Unknown 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 4
  • Offence convicted of: Indecent Assault
  • Year of crime: Unknown
  • Year of initial conviction: 1999
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2003
  • Age when imprisoned: 53
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Link to full case: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2003/693.html
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence relating to the reliability of witness testimony
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unknown