Telford Family BLOCKED From Prosecuting Because 13-Year-Old Daughter ‘Consented’ To Sex
Another report of ignored abuse claims has emerged from Telford; this time where prosecutors told the family of a grooming victim that they were unable to prosecute because the young girl had consented to sec.
The victim, who was 13 at the time of sex, could not legally have consented because the minimum age of consent in the UK is 16, leading to a number of questions about the competence of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
The letter from the CPS discovered when the family handed over papers to the Home Office to aid the ongoing investigation into the failings in Telford.
The letter, which was sent in just 2016, said that even though the girl may not have wanted to have sex, she said she would and therefore there was no case to prosecute the man.
The letter read: “The defence that was put forward in this case was that she willingly met the suspect and had consensual sexual intercourse with him.
“Also at the time this took place the suspect held a reasonable belief that she was over the age of 16.
“In her statements to the police she was clear that although she may not have wanted sexual intercourse with the suspect, she agreed to do so.”
Local MP Lucy Allan has hit out at the CPS following reports of this letter, describing: “A failure to understand the nature of grooming’ on the officials’ parts.”
Referring to the letter, she argued that the CPS have a clear lack of understanding of how “a young person of 13 or 14 does not have the capacity to consent in a situation like that.”
Yesterday, following an increasing number of cases like these in Telford and across the UK, UKIP called for the CPS to be abolished and for its powers to be diverted back to local police forces.
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said: “Throughout its existence, the CPS has proven to be incompetent and unfit for purpose. Worst of all, it has become politicised and has followed what can only be described as a politically correct agenda.
“Real crimes against persons and property have gone unpunished whilst the fashionable ‘hate crime’ agenda has been prosecuted with vigour.
“We need to return to a system where the police can assess if a prosecution is justified and take the necessary action swiftly”.