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Case adjourned

Rape victims (from left) Diane Davies and Rachel Turner, with British actress Hillary Heath and the man accused of raping the two British women, Derick Crawford, were all disappointed that the case was adjourned for another day. (Picture by Maria Bradshaw)

Sat, November 24, 2012 - 12:08 AM

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock is to make a determination in the unprecedented case of two women from Britain categorically stating that the man charged with raping them is not their attacker.

When the preliminary enquiry continued yesterday at the Holetown Magistrates’ Court, Magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne adjourned the case until December 13, pending advice from the DPP.

This happened after rape victim Diane Davies, who took the witness stand for the first time, told the court she was not proceeding with the matter because accused Derick Crawford was not the man who raped her.

The other victim, Dr Rachel Turner, 30, gave testimony in an earlier proceeding. (MB)

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 11 months ago
just like the broomes enquiry,,another way for the lawyers to make money,when we all know what is the outcome.

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Posted by hyacinth benskin saroop 1 year, 11 months ago
What wrong with you people, yah think those two women don't know who was in they faces, Suppose the man turn and sue for wrongful imprisonment I know mistakes do happen, but the women say its not him, let it go nuh, that mean the rapist is still at large and maybe looking to run, and admitting you have the wrong man is a shame, but we will get over it, if not the man himself. just saying

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 11 months ago
In most International Jurisdictions if there is proven REASONABLE DOUBT there is no CONVICTION of the ACCUSED, in this case with the Victims travelling all the way from their homeland to witness for the ACCUSED, there seems (to me anyway) more than REASONABLE DOUBT here, so why don't the POLICE ACCEPT that perhaps there is an INJUSTICE being perpertrated here and PERHAPS their Evidence is not as IRON CLAD as they seem to think it is. Closing a Case at any cost is not very good Policing anyway, and it will perhaps come back to haunt you. if you at some point arrests a rapist who confesses to these rapes also. to YOU Mr.DPP let this one go it will do you more harm than good if later this man is proven to be innocent,
QUESTION:- CAN ALL 3 WOMEN BE THAT WRONG being so adamant that this not the Man who raped them??????

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