A woman downloaded child porn from the internet in an act of “twisted revenge” against her common-law husband, a jury at Worcester Crown Court heard.Utterly vile…
The woman complained to police that he had accessed the vile images – but later laughed in a school playground about how she had “set him up” after suspecting he was having an affair behind her back, said defence barrister Samantha Powis.
The mother-of-two also told police their daughter had revealed she had a secret about her father’s behaviour to her when she was five years old.And thank god we still have a jury system:
The girl claimed in an interview that her father molested her one morning as she lay in bed at the family home in Madresfield, near Malvern, between May 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010.
The jury took only 20 minutes to clear him of all three charges by unanimous verdicts.Only 20 minutes? They must have liked the coffee!
The accused – who cannot be identified to protect the child – told the court that his former partner suffered from paranoia, wrongly suspected him of an affair and had difficulty getting up in the morning due to drug addiction.The perfect witness for the Crown, then? And I suppose she'll face no charges herself?
H/T: Robert Hale via email