Thursday 18 December 2014

Jury out in trial of Dana's brother

Shane Hickey

Published 24/07/2014 | 02:30

Dana Rosemary Scallon and her brother John Brown (inset)
Dana Rosemary Scallon and her brother John Brown (inset)

The jury in the indecent assault trial of a brother of former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon will continue its deliberations today.

Judge Graham Arran yesterday sent the six men and six women away to come to a verdict in the case against John Brown (60), who is charged with five counts of indecent assault against two children during the 1970s.

During his closing remarks, the judge told the jury that they should take a "coolly analytical approach" when considering the case.

The judge told the jury that they should not get involved with "emotional expressions" which may have been used during the trial.

Brown, of Lilly Hill Road, Bracknell in Berkshire, denies the five charges of indecent assault, two against a child under the age of 13 and three against a child under the age of 16.

The judge told the jury he could only accept a unanimous verdict at this stage.

Irish Independent

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