A judge will rule on Prisoner star Maggie Kirkpatrick’s appeal against her conviction for indecently assaulting a young fan in 1984.
The NSW actor, 74, told the Victorian County Court on Monday she did not touch the 14-year-old girl who she invited to her then Melbourne home for dinner to give a disturbed person “a little home life”.
She said she had the girl over for dinner as “a kindness”, but that she put the girl in a taxi and sent her back to the psychiatric hospital where she was a patient after finding her stealing alcohol.
A Melbourne Magistrates Court heard previously that Kirkpatrick had taken the girl upstairs to a bedroom and indecently assaulted her.
In August, she was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault and one count of committing a gross act on a person under 16.
Judge Geoffrey Chettle will rule on the matter on Tuesday.