Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Spain-deaths father convicted of child sex abuse

 Spain-deaths father convicted of child sex abuse: "man whose partner is accused of murdering their two children has been found guilty of child sex abuse.
Martin Smith, 45, of Carlisle, had denied 11 counts of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault on his victim, who is now in her 20s.
But he was found guilty of the charges at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday.
His partner, Lianne Smith, 44, is accused of killing their children Rebecca, five, and Daniel, 11 months, in a Spanish resort in May.
Smith, originally from North Shields, used hypnosis and violence to groom and sexually abuse the girl, the court heard.
Giving evidence via video link from Spain where she is being held in custody, Lianne Smith said she had never had any concerns about her partner of 18 years."

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