Murderer Lewis Daynes Also Faced Child Sex Charges, Court Hears
Thur 15th Jan 2015, Yellow Advertiser
Lewis Daynes originally faced four additional charges of sexually assaulting a teenaged boy and a fifth charge involving indecent images.
However, after he pleaded guilty to murdering Breck Bednar, which carried an immediate life sentence, prosecutors said there was no longer 'support' for pursuing the additional counts.
Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC said Daynes had faced four charges over sexual assaults on a teenaged boy.
However, he said that after the murder plea was entered, the alleged victim declined to pursue the case.
He said: "Those who instruct me have considered matters with care and seen the young man and there was no further support for the prosecution of these allegations after there had been a plea of guilty to murder."
Mr Whittam formally offered no evidence and Mrs Justice Cox entered 'not guilty' verdicts for those four charges.
Mr Whittam added that in light of the murder plea, the CPS deemed it was not in the public interest to pursue the indecent images charge.
He asked for the charge to lie on file but Mrs Justice Cox said that as the Crown was offering no evidence, she would enter a 'not guilty' plea on that charge as well.
Daynes always denied all of the charges.
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