Laurie John Cotic, 60, pleaded not guilty this week in Ipswich District Court to three counts of indecent treatment of a child.
Laurie John Cotic, 60, pleaded not guilty this week in Ipswich District Court to three counts of indecent treatment of a child.

Jury unable to reach unanimous verdict in molestation case

A JURY who deliberated for nearly two days has been unable to decide whether a goat breeder molested a young boy at a barbecue.

Laurie John Cotic, 60, pleaded not guilty this week in Ipswich District Court to three counts of indecent treatment of a child.

The court heard the alleged offences occurred on January 3, 2015, during a barbecue he was invited to in the Lockyer Valley.

Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren discharged the jury on Thursday at 2.25pm after they informed him they could not reach a unanimous verdict.

The matter was listed for mention on February 23.



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