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Trial - June 16th, 2011.

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Lohan2008, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Lohan2008

    Lohan2008 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Starting a seperate page about upcoming hearing/ trail of Jan Eastgate.
    PLZ only post info regarding trail proceedings.

    Date: June 16th
    Location: Downing Centre District Court, NSW
    143 Liverpool Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
    (02) 9261 3799

    The Downing Centre is located in the Sydney central business district, on Liverpool Street between Elizabeth Street and Castlereagh Street.

    check dates:

    Happy Paul ?
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011
  2. Lohan2008

    Lohan2008 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Re: Trail - June 16th

    One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney.

    She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology.

    Eastgate (was) the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of Scientology that campaigns against psychiatry.

    She was awarded the church's freedom medal for promoting human rights in 1988.

    Police allege Eastgate threatened and intimidated Carmen Rainer when she was 11 into providing false statements to police about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather.
  3. Lohan2008

    Lohan2008 Gold Meritorious Patron

  4. Lohan2008

    Lohan2008 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Section 319

    CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 319
    General offence of perverting the course of justice
    319 General offence of perverting the course of justice

    A person who does any act, or makes any omission, intending in any way to pervert the course of justice, is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.

    more info:

    Wonder if the police will throw in threatening witnesses charge as well ?
    Section 315 A of the Crimes Act 1900
  5. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    Re: Trial - June 16th

    How much are transcripts?
  6. xseaorguk

    xseaorguk Patron Meritorious

    Re: Trial - June 16th

    in other words Jan Eastgate is a pervert:yes:
  7. Lohan2008

    Lohan2008 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Bump .... :mudkip:
  8. Kookaburra

    Kookaburra Gold Meritorious Patron

    I'm pretty sure this is only a preliminary hearing on the 16th.
  9. Cherished

    Cherished Silver Meritorious Patron

    It is neither a trial nor a preliminary hearing. It is merely a mention.


    A preliminary hearing is a mini-trial in which the crown has to put up sufficient evidence to satisfy a magistrate that there is a prima facie case to answer on the charge(s). Eastgate will have the right to choose either a PH or to go straight to trial in the district court.

    But that is down the track. I suspect that all that will happen Thursday is that the charge(s) will be read to her. It's unlikely she'll be required to plead.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  10. Zhent

    Zhent Leakus Maximus

    Is the courtroom an open courtroom? Or will this mention be behind closed doors?
  11. Cherished

    Cherished Silver Meritorious Patron

    It will be in an open courtroom, along with all the other matters listed before the particular magistrate.
  12. Zhent

    Zhent Leakus Maximus

    :coolwink: :coolwink: :coolwink:
  13. Infinite

    Infinite Troublesome Internet Fringe Dweller

    Fingers crossed for media circus . . .

  14. Smilla

    Smilla Ordinary Human

    The court should order a Psychiatric Assessment. It's the fair and decent thing to do in this case.
  15. freethinker

    freethinker Sponsor

    A thorough one to be fair.
  16. Lohan2008

    Lohan2008 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Jan, can you clay-demo "feeding frenzy" ?
  17. suzuki t20

    suzuki t20 Patron

    The Court list is up & she ain't on it.
  18. scooter

    scooter Gold Meritorious Patron

  19. Zhent

    Zhent Leakus Maximus

  20. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    9.30am : R v Janice MEYER

    Unless you mean 9.30am : R v SP ? :coolwink:

    By the look of the schedule, it will be a short appearance. That should suit DM :whistling: