It’s from the Mail, so take it or leave it, but apparently:Fishnut wrote: ↑Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:10 pm
More importantly, I want to go back to something I mentioned in my last post that has been stuck in my mind ever since. Due to the huge number of rape charges against Carrick it's hard to parse individual allegations against the resulting charges but from my little bit of research it really looks like the rape allegation made in October 2021 was not prosecuted. The Evening Standard reported,And this is backed up by the CPS which writes,[Carrick] denied a further count of rape in September 2020 relating to a 13th woman, whose allegation triggered the investigation, and the Crown Prosecution Service decided it was not in the public interest to proceed to trial on the charge.The more I think about this the more baffled I feel. This woman went to the police to report a rape by one of their officers, something that must have taken huge bravery and something she's highly unlikely to do if it was a false accusation. Her report led to him finally being investigated and determined to be one of the most prolific rapists known in the UK and yet somehow her testimony wasn't deemed sufficiently believable to be prosecuted. It feels like such a huge denial of justice for her.Carrick was charged with offences which related to 13 women. After careful consideration the decision was reached to accept his not guilty plea in relation to one of the women.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... women.htmlCarrick was suspended from duty following his arrest and remanded in custody as the investigation 'snowballed' following the publicity surrounding the case, according to police.
He denied raping the woman and prosecutors said it was not in the public interest to proceed to trial on the charge as he admitted sex attacks on a dozen other women who came forward following the first complaint.
Presumably he wouldn’t get a longer sentence if he’d been found guilty for a 13th time. What isn’t reported is the attitude of the victim. Perhaps the CPS denied her justice in order to save money, or perhaps they saved the victim from the ordeal of reliving in public what happened to her and having a defence barrister call let a liar.