Seven-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin has been acquitted of child sex offenses in Australia, according to a June 30 post on the Mat Mladin – Mladin Racing Facebook page.
An article published March 25, 2020, at DailyTelegraph.com, the online presence of Sydney, Australia’s largest newspaper, reported that Mladin, then 48, had been charged with sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10, two counts of intentionally carrying out a sex act on a child under 10, and one count of intentionally inciting a child to perform a sex act.
Mladin was taken into custody on March 13, 2020, and spent days in jail before he was released on $50,000 bail and forced to surrender his passport.
In June 2020, Mladin appeared in court and some of the charges were dropped, according to DailyTelegraph.com, but the Campbelltown Court House handling the case sealed the records and placed a gag order over all involved parties, making it difficult to follow.
Roadracingworld.com made several attempts to contact Mladin, his attorney, and the court for updates on the case but was unsuccessful.
Then earlier today, over two years after being charged, Mladin posted the following to his Facebook page:
This is what I have said from day one and after two and a half years of being put through the ringer, it was nice to finally have my time in Court and hear the jury say those same words: “Not guilty!” after record short deliberations. It took them just a few hours after an almost three week trial.
Anyone who truly knows me, knew all along.
I was SET UP.
And the evidence proved just this.
The police case against me, relied on witnesses who lied, deceived and purposely hid from police their true agendas. There were influential family members working in the background, conspiring to bring out certain outcomes. And I was the fall guy!
The main family member conspiring in the background, who then tried to get into the girls’ heads, brought about what she alleged to be the first “disclosure” on the basis of something that she was told by … wait for it …
And she went out of her way to make sure that Police didn’t find out and lied about it all in Court giving her evidence! It’s not smart to lie in court when the defense has all the proof of such lies. Not words spoken, but texts written and voice mails left.
You could not make this shit up! Things then continued to snowball from there, got out of control, and
then others, with their own motives, got on the bandwagon and went to town on me.”
It’s over and I have my life back. My beautiful daughters Jess and Em are looking forward to many things that have been put on hold this past couple of years.
Thank you to the people that put their hand up to support me. It will never be forgotten.
We will report more information as it becomes available.