Some Investigation…

Mold Crown Court heard one of the girls complained to police in 2017 and an investigation was launched.

The second girl then complained in 2019.

Hughes-Jones, of St Martin, Guernsey, denied nine charges of indecent assault, indecency with a child and rape.

A jury of seven men and five women took just under than three hours to clear him.

Oh? That seems a very small amount of time for such serious charges?

Hughes-Jones, who told Mold Crown Court he had been working in Germany at the time of some of the allegations, said the women were ‘lying’ – before being allowed to walk free after a nine-day trial.

Wait…the police investigation didn’t even establish if he was in the country at the time?

How much did this farrago cost the taxpayer? And will the two accusers now be charged with anything?

4 comments for “Some Investigation…

  1. Tim the Coder
    September 11, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    I think the key part of the story is “who won £8.2m on the lottery…”
    Perjury charges due.
    Incompetence charges due too, since ‘was in Germany at the time’ should have been checked by the police.

    • September 12, 2020 at 7:13 am

      You’d think so, yes.

  2. Voice of Reason
    September 11, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Why did it take the jury three hours?

  3. John in Cheshire
    September 12, 2020 at 9:45 am

    One factor in cases like this is the stated intention of increasing the conviction rate for rape.

    It’s dangerous to pursue people in order to make the statistics meet the targets. Maybe this is an example of that kind of mentality.

    In addition, I wish the government would abolish the Crime Prosecution Service and return the responsibility to local law enforcement.

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