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    Rape Charge Against Student Dropped After Prosecution Discloses Sext Messages From Accuser

    Rape Charge Against Student Dropped After Prosecution Discloses Sext Messages From Accuser

    “faced up to ten years in jail”

    The police failed to turn over the messages. That’s a big piece of evidence to forget!

    News AU reports:

    Student Liam Allan’s rape charges scrapped after 40,000 messages from accuser revealed in court

    A STUDENT has described going through “mental torture” after a rape case against him was thrown out in court because police had failed to hand over more than 40,000 messages from his accuser.

    Liam Allan, 22, faced up to ten years in jail charged with six counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault against a young woman over a 14-month period that began when he was 19.

    The criminology student at Greenwich University had spent nearly two years on bail and three days in Croydon Crown Court when the trial was stopped in a dramatic fashion after it emerged police officers had failed to hand over evidence that proved his innocence.

    The alleged victim had claimed she did not enjoy sex, while Mr Allan claimed it was consensual and she was acting maliciously because he refused to see her after he returned to university.

    Now, the judge has called for an inquiry at the “very highest level” to understand why police failed to hand over critical evidence including 40,000 messages from the accuser to Mr Allan and friends.

    The messages showed how she had continually messaged Mr Allan for “casual sex”, said how much she enjoyed it and discussed fantasies of violent sex and rape, The Times reports.

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    Having no legal training, I don’t understand how does this not constitute proprietorial misconduct? Could this be laid at the Police Department’s door? Any chance of discipline for the District Attorney? Due process works, but only when the process is honest.


       
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      Gremlin1974 in reply to Romey. | December 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Well if you read the entire article the prosecutor says that one detective told him the messages were “to personal”?

      I just want to take a moment and applaud the Prosecutor Mr. Hayes who brought this information forward he appears to be a man that is interested in real justice.


         
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        tom_swift in reply to Gremlin1974. | December 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

        It’s not just the police who were trying to railroad this guy—

        The life-changing discovery was made at the 11th hour when a new prosecutor, Jerry Hayes, took over the case one day before the trial began …

        The implication is that the original prosecutor (I’m assuming that if there’s a “new” prosecutor, he must have been preceded by an “old” prosecutor) was perfectly willing to let the police get away with concealing exonerating evidence.

        Both the London Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service seem to have had it in for this poor shmoe. And it’s not at all clear from the reporting just why that might be.


     
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    tom_swift | December 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    What I want to know is … what kind of super-powers does someone need to send 40,000 messages in 14 months? That’s four every hour, even without stopping to sleep or eat.

    The truth is, many women lie about sex and rape, for all sorts of reasons.

    Why would anyone want to have sex in today’s sick and twisted world?

    A point to consider, had the texts not existed, this kid likely would have gone to jail based on the lies told. That’s all it was going to take, just lies.

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