The 7th court hearing for the assault case involving Gavin Gao (高云翔) and Wang Jing (王晶) in Sydney, Australia was held on September 20th. The judge granted a court continuance, as the prosecutors wanted to more time to discuss about the final charges. The defendants are required to submit relevant documents to court by October 18th, while the prosecutors’s deadline is October 30th. The eighth court hearing will be postponed to November. A “key witness” will appear in court.
Both Gavin and Wang Jing are currently under trial in Sydney, Australia for sexual assault, which occurred in March 2018.
The September 20th court hearing was Gavin’s second court appearance in three days. According to a local report, Gavin’s translator is being investigated for violating confidentiality laws, as he may have breached details of the court case to public. This would deem Gavin’s testimony as unreliable.
The speculation came about after Gavin’s translator started to show off his new lavish lifestyle on social media, along with random updates here and there that divulged details of Gavin’s assault case. The news regarding Gavin being granted bail was leaked to the public on the day it happened, and the source came from the translator. Local media reported that the police have been investigating the case, and if it is proven that the translator was the initial leaker, then any evidence turned in by the defendants may deem unacceptable. Gavin could be charged with accounts of aggravated sexual assault in company by Australian law, an offense that can lead up to life in prison.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.