David Luxford

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David Luxford was convicted of rape and indecent assault. A friend of the family made an allegation that, 13 years earlier, he had assaulted and raped her over a period of two years while visiting her parents home. The prosecution’s case was based entirely on the complainant’s testimony. He was found guilty at an initial trial and at a retrial. At a second appeal inconsistencies in the alleged victims account were uncovered (for example, she claimed to be a virgin before the alleged abuse, but an ex-boyfriend gave testimony that they were having a sexual relationship before that time), and the conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Sexual offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Unknown 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 2.8
  • Offence convicted of: Rape; indecent assault
  • Year of crime: 1988
  • Year of initial conviction: 2000
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2003
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Tried with others: N
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence relating to the reliability of complainant testimony
  • Compensation: No
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessful appeal in 2001