A woman who says she was raped as a teenager, and then encouraged to perform sex acts down the phone by a different man while he did the same, says she feels failed by the authorities who dropped her case.
The police investigation into historical allegations by a woman we’re calling Miss A resulted in the Law Officers’ Department discontinuing the case due to ‘insufficient evidence’.
Miss A also believes the alleged perpetrator was tipped off that he was under investigation because of a leak from the police.
The States of Jersey Police say the have “absolute confidence” in the integrity of their investigation.
At the start of this year, Miss A made contact with the accused by WhatsApp. They swapped messages in which she says she pretended to be interested in him to try and get him to admit what he'd done years back so she could go to the police.
ITV News has seen around 60 of the replies from the man, which are often graphically sexual in nature.
One reads: “If we had gone and done it, you would’ve learned things at 13 that would have ruined you for years.”
Another said: “I loved seeing you in your school uniform and used to dream about coming and picking you up from school, taking you home and xxxxxxx you senseless.”
She reported what happened to the police at the start of this year and handed over her evidence. It was investigated. The accused was questioned. And the file passed to the Law Officers' Department. But the case was eventually dropped.
Jersey Police declined to be interviewed about the case but said in a statement:
The Home Affairs Minister, Constable Len Norman, declined an interview and sent ITV News the following statement:
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