Margaret Cunneen SC was questioned at length on why she recommended indecency charges against swimming coach Scott Volkers not be reinstated in 2004. BEN WORSLEY, REPORTER: Margaret Cunneen is a highly-regarded prosecutor of sex offenders.So much so, she was chosen to chair the recent inquiry into child abuse by Catholic priests in Newcastle.MARGARET CUNNEEN: It never crossed my mind that this privileged advice would end up in the hands of the complainants and to my deep and sincere regret be something that caused them distress. If your browser does not accept cookies, you cannot view this site.Locke was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee, the daughter of Raymond Smith, a native of New York City then serving in the military, and Pauline Bayne Locke, a pencil factory worker.Her parents separated before she was born, and Bayne married construction company owner Alfred Taylor Locke.
Ms Cunneen found, despite fresh evidence, there was no reasonable chance of conviction and advised against recharging him.
Cunneen is active in several professional organizations.
He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association of Program Directors in Surgery and the American, California and Los Angeles medical associa-tions. Cunneen has written a number of articles and presentations on a variety of subjects, including post-transplantation intensive care and care for patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery.
She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She went on to star in such films as Willard, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can and Sudden Impact.