Mr. O hired the complainant, Ms. M, for a full body massage that cost him around £40 and went to the location – which was her apartment – to have the massage. During the massage, things took a more intimate turn where she offered sexual services for more money, and Mr. O agreed. Immediately after, when he reached into his pocket to pay her for the additional services, she panicked and tried to attack him with a knife. After effectively chasing him out of her home, she filed charges for rape charges, sexual assault, and robbery, and he was subsequently arrested.
After Mr. O contacted us, our criminal defence solicitors immediately sprang into action, determined to uncover the truth of the rape charges. We began by conducting a thorough investigation, and were eager to leave no stone unturned. This included chasing the police and the prosecution for any and all evidence gathered, speaking to neighbours and other witnesses, and working with forensic experts to analyse any CCTV footage from the area.
During our investigation, we discovered that our client was wholly innocent – he was merely trying to defend himself during a misunderstanding that had gone very wrong. Ms. M wrongly assumed his intentions, and was determined to harm him for it, and he was merely trying to escape a deadly situation. During the trial, our criminal defence solicitors submitted volumes of evidence that pointed to our client’s innocence. The prosecution, facing no choice, was forced to drop all charges and admit that they had no real evidence against our client. The judge immediately acquitted our client, clearing him of all false rape charges.
Being falsely accused, or even having to defend yourself and then face charges, can have devastating consequences – on your reputation, your life, and your freedom. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests. Call us today for a free no-obligation consultation, we’re here to help.