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What’s Trending: Case dismissed

What’s Trending: Case dismissed

Fri, December 14, 2012 - 11:45 AM

The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.

The big story everyone is talking about in the Weekend Nation is that of double rape accused Derick Crawford who is now a free man. Crawford owes his freedom to the two British women Dr Rachel Turner and Diane Davies who were raped in October 2010. Both women had contended that it was not Crawford who raped them and hired attorney Andrew Pilgrim for his defence. Our online readers were quick to comment on this issue.

Michael Johnson Jr.: I'm glad they finally tell the truth and set this man free for crime he didn't commit. Our God is awesome.

Paula Richards: The more I read about the incompetence of our police in handling investigations, the more I am convinced that there are many in jail who are innocent! Horatio Caine on CSI does a far better job and he ain’t even real!!

Keisha Callender: I wonder wh y even after the women gave a statement saying they were dropping charges because it was not him why was he still held.

StarChild Phoenix: How do you imprison someone for rape if the victims claim he was not the right man? It seems that it was the police who were accusing him of rape. Now we have a rape case against two officers?

Sheldon Shepherd: This story was a headline item on BBC and Sky News here in London. It is very disappointing to see that Police incompetency has given Barbados exposure like this and potentially will cost the tourism industry.

Conchita Moseley: It is a sad day for the Industry. The whole world heard and saw. Disgraceful! Who did not know the name and face of Mr. Crawford knows it now. He should be compensated.

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 7 months ago
If this had happened in the US he could sue and win big. I hope his criminal record is expunged. I hope this doesn't haunt him for the rest of his life. I hope he's able to find a job, because in Barbados, ex-offenders, even those who are proven innocent, do not get any respect. Somebody needs to pay this man.

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