A former rugby player from Halifax says he received death threats while police investigated child sex allegations against him. Jamie Bloem was arrested in July after innocent comments posted on Facebook were taken out of context. They wrongly suggested a physical relationship with a girl under 16.
After four months detectives released the 41 year old from his bail without charge, saying no further action will be taken. But the ex-Halifax Bluesox player now believes social networking sites need to take more action to ensure people know the ages of those they are talking to.
During the investigation he received an answer phone message threatening him, and then a letter which made threats against both him and his young daughter. He lost work from his landscape gardening business and he was forced to discuss the false allegations with friends and his children's school.
We have been speaking to former Super League player, Jamie Bloem, after he was part of an investigation into false child sex allegations.
He has been officially declared innocent, and the former Halifax, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Castleford and South Africa star says he wants to rebuild his life.