Whistleblowers have revealed that the legal policy of judging cases on their merit has been circumvented by a secret policy at the CPS
Bonny Tuner for The Independent
20th May 2019
In 2016, whilst asleep in a hotel room in London, I was raped by a man I knew. Like most victims of rape, I didn’t report it straight away. I didn’t want to go through the further trauma of a police investigation, especially without any evidence apart from my word. Then, two weeks later, and completely out of the blue, the man who raped me sent me text messages from his adopted home abroad.
Those messages amounted to an apology and a confession for what he had done to me. With trembling hands and voice, I finally reported the rape to the City of London Police in the belief I now had irrefutable proof of my sexual assault.
Fast forward three years, I’ve now discovered I was naive to believe that a voluntarily written admission of rape amounts to prosecutable evidence in the eyes of the UK’s so-called justice system. After a two-year police investigation and another year appealing the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) decision not to charge the rapist, my solicitors at the Centre for Women’s Justice informed me that my case has reached a dead end.
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