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.


Qld vaccines ‘on track’ despite lagging behind NSW

Premium Content Qld vaccines ‘on track’ despite lagging behind NSW

Queensland lagging behind NSW in vaccination rates

Why Treasurer is ‘out of touch’ with Queenslanders

Premium Content Why Treasurer is ‘out of touch’ with Queenslanders

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is ‘out of touch’ with Queenslanders

Queensland’s top earning suburbs: See how you compare

Premium Content Queensland’s top earning suburbs: See how you compare

Queensland salaries revealed: What you should be earning