Man who indecently assaulted sleeping granny fails in appeal bid

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A man jailed for indecently assaulting a sleeping grandmother has failed in a bid to overturn his conviction.

Barry Mooney challenged the guilty verdict reached by a retrial jury who heard an audio account from his accuser after her death.

His lawyers argued that playing recordings of her sobbing and crying during the original cross-examination unfairly denied him the chance to establish whether her emotions were fuelled by embarrassment at having lied.

 

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