Jury out in trial of former Peel Health Campus security guard

The fate of a former Peel Health Campus (PHC) security guard who faced trial this week will not be known until at least Monday, with the jury yet to return a verdict.
The fate of a former Peel Health Campus (PHC) security guard who faced trial this week will not be known until at least Monday, with the jury yet to return a verdict.

The fate of a former Peel Health Campus (PHC) security guard who faced trial this week will not be known until at least Monday, with the jury yet to return a verdict.

Shaun David Fairfield, 37, is accused of five counts of indecently dealing and two counts of sexually penetrating a teenage girl in his care at PHC in May, 2014.

Mr Fairfield has denied all charges.

During the trial in Perth District Court a number of witnesses gave evidence over five days, including the alleged victim’s mother, PHC staff, and police.

In his closing address on Friday, the State prosecutor urged the jury to consider the fact that Mr Fairfield had lied to police about engaging in Facebook messages with the alleged victim.

The defence referred to Mr Fairfield as a “nice man” who would have to have been either “ridiculously stupid or extremely brazen” to have committed the offences.

The jury, who have to come to unanimous agreement about each of the seven charges, retired just after 3pm.

They will return to court on Monday morning to continue deliberations.

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