Five men have been cleared of raping a woman after it emerged she had spoken online about group sex fantasies.Ooops!
So, what was her story, then?
The 24-year-old from Liverpool claimed she was raped after visiting one of the men at his home in Bolton, after making contact on the internet.No doubt an outraged ‘CiF’ column is in production somewhere, arguing that what we need to boost the rape conviction rate is jury-less and judge-less courts…
But the trial at Preston Crown Court collapsed when computer evidence was produced showing her entertaining the prospect of group sex.
Judge Robert Brown ordered the jury to return not guilty verdicts.
Naturally, the names of these falsely accused men are in the public domain…
They were: Kelvin Chinakwe, 26, of Brook Hey Avenue, Bolton; Olatunji Owolabi, 28, of Bradbourne Close, Great Lever; Afolabi Sanyaolu, 29, of Laburnum Road, London; Senthil Venkatachalam, 30, of Wigan Road, Deane, Bolton; and Funsho Bello, 26, of Atherstone, Rochdale.….while their accuser remains anonymous:
A sixth man - Ganiyn Conteh, 32, of Abbeywood Avenue, Abbey Hey, Manchester - was formally cleared of conspiracy to rape.
The woman said she had agreed to visit Mr Owolabi after meeting him on MSN.The credibility of the CPS is pressing ahead with this in the first place isn’t exactly intact, is it, Judge Brown..?
She alleged she wanted to just have sex with him, but was then raped by the others.
Judge Brown told the jury: "This case depended on the complainant's credibility.
"Not to put too fine a point on it, her credibility was shot to pieces."
Update: Thanks to Pavlov's Cat in the comments, we can all drink deep from this well of craziness...
Really? Gang rape is ok if a woman has entertained group sex fantasies? Would slitting my throat because I once had a dream that I talked about with a friend that I was being murdered be ok? Really? Would it be ok to burgle my house if I said I wondered what it would be like to be burgled?*boggle*