From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 20 December 2019
An Auckland criminal barrister says historical sexual offending charges are notoriously difficult to both prosecute and defend.
Arthur Allan Thomas - who was pardoned after twice being convicted of the 1970 murders of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe - is now facing historical rape and indecent assault charges.
Mr Thomas, who is 81, has pleaded not guilty in the Manukau District Court.
Corin Dann speaks to barrister John Munro.
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