Charges Dropped Against Scientology Executive Jan Eastgate - 2012-04-24

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F11.png Charges Dropped Against Scientology Executive Jan Eastgate April 24, 2012, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

Jan Eastgate (Photo: Daily Telegraph) UPDATE: After the jump, Australian Senator Nick Xenophon's statement about this development -- and attorney Gráinne O'Donovan helps us understand Australian law on this matter.

Stunning news out of Australia -- the public prosecutor in New South Wales has suddenly dropped serious felony charges against Jan Eastgate and apparently has no plans to pursue further the allegation that she had coached an 11-year-old girl to lie about being sexually abused.

"I have always maintained my innocence," Eastgate told Australia's Daily Telegraph after the news broke Tuesday morning, Sydney time.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Charges Dropped Against Scientology Executive Jan Eastgate | url = http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/04/scientology_jan_eastgate_charges_dropped.php | work = Runnin' Scared | publisher = Village Voice | date = April 24, 2012 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}