Hughes and Hughes
Preston Crown Court
Ciaran Rankin was for Mr H who was charged with rape and neglect and Joseph Hart was for Mrs H who was charged with neglect.
These people had been foster parents in Lancashire for over 15 years.
One of the children made the complaints after quite a delay.
It involved trawling through hundreds of social service records and also the mysteries of the female body.
Medical evidence was called by the prosecution suggesting that despite many rapes of a young girl would not automatically have lost her virginity.