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Ched Evans (updated update)

What are your thoughts on this bloke? I can't help thinking he's being persecuted by the media for his crime, he's served his sentence but every time he's mentioned they add the precursor 'convicted rapist' which is hardly helping his cause.

I'm not saying I would be feeling quite so benevolent if it was my Mrs that he had raped but if David Dickinson can have a TV career after being convicted of fraud, and Leslie Grantham can appear in a primetime soap for years after being involved in a murder, surely this bloke should be allowed to earn a living as well?

Being Welsh and having to earn your crust in Oldham should be more that enough punishment.

Thoughts?

Update 5th October 2015.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission have studied new evidence provided by the Evans legal team and they have referred the case to the Court of Appeal.

Further update 15th March 2016.

The appeal date has been set for 22nd March, the Evans legal team claim to have evidence not heard or seen in the original trial. The court will decide whether to uphold the original verdict, order a retrial or overturn the original verdict.

Much egg on faces imminent me thinks.

23rd March 2016.

OK, so their appealnesses have heard evidence from the Evans legal team and the CPS. The appeal was initially scheduled to be heard yesterday but it continued into today.

No decision has been reached yet as the judges wish to consider the evidence and they aim to reach a verdict in early April, in the meantime reporting restrictions remain in force.

The plot continues.

21st April 2016.

Conviction quashed in the high Court, retrial ordered.

At last justice may be served, the conviction was clearly unsafe to most fair minded people. What a pity "the man on the Clapham omnibus" doesn't work for the CPS.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted on 14/10/16

She needs to be punished if it's true she's been lying, but she won't be.

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It was a dodgy conviction before, those that read the facts and did not go all Daily Mail on it realised this.

Truth is, he may well have done what was said. We do not know either way for definite.

Moral of the story for young girls is to not get so blotto you do not remember anything. For your own sake in the case of actual assaults, as well as for possible wrongful accusations.

posted on 14/10/16

Justice done

The girl should be punished for ruining a man life and reputation

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comment by tweedle (U7573)

posted on 29/3/17

comment by Spurtle2 (U1608)
posted on 14/10/16
She needs to be punished if it's true she's been lying, but she won't be.
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Women who have lied about rape in the past HAVE been punished. see: Guardian: "109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years." and "98 out of 109, involved prosecutions for perverting the course of justice – which carries a maximum life jail term – rather than the lesser offence of wasting police time, which has a maximum tariff of six months in prison or a fine."

Cases such as: " Layla Ibrahim was seven months pregnant when she was jailed for three years for perverting the course of justice, after reporting a sexual assault by two strangers."
and
"Fiona Scanlan , who falsely accused a taxi driver of rape has been jailed for 13 months."
and
Naima Shereen Mirza, falsely claimed to have been attacked in King George V Park, Bonnington got 2 years.

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