sexually abused by an unknown person. But key parts of the case remain secret after a local judge ordered evidence to remain sealed while the parties and their lawyers are prevented from speaking by a gagging order.
The Cunninghams’ US-based family yesterday appealed to the Federal Government to help fund their legal battle, which could cost as much as $500,000, under a special criminal fund for Australians facing the death penalty overseas.
Prosecutors allege the pair, who lived in the desert city’s middle-class western suburbs, abused Sanaa, whom he had with former wife Sylvia Norwood, 38.
Court documents further allege Mrs Cunningham discussed the case with key witnesses, in breach of her bail conditions, which she denies.
It is understood Mrs Cunningham’s daughter Cierra has been in court supporting her mother during the legal proceedings.
Ms Norwood’s lawyer Quacy