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Liam Allan, a college student in London, England, faced up to 10 years in prison on rape charges. Allan claims the woman filed charges against him after he stopped seeing her. For almost two years police resisted efforts by his defense attorneys to get his accusers phone records, telling them there was nothing of relevance to the case in those records. But then a new prosecutor took over the case just before the trial was set to begin and ordered the records turned over to the defense. It turned out the police had thousands of text messages from the woman, including messages in which she had continued to ask Allan for sex and told friends how much she enjoyed sex with him. After the messages were revealed, the prosecutor dropped the charges and apologized to Allan.

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  1. It turned out the police had thousands of text messages from the woman, including messages in which she had continued to ask Allan for sex and told friends how much she enjoyed sex with him.

    WOMAN CAN REACT TO TRAUMA IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

    1. Indeed, she was courageously, heroically even, facing and engaging her demon master so as to prevent him from abusing others.

    2. The fiend addicted her to love!

  2. After the messages were revealed, the prosecutor dropped the charges and apologized to Allan.

    And what of the lying cops and the lying old prosecutor? Paid vacations and promotions all around?

    1. Dropping charges that were filed under another prosecutor? Doesn’t the UK know how to prosecutorial misconduct??

  3. Why is the false accuser not named?

    1. In the UK rape complainants are entitled to lifelong anonymity. Liam Allen seems to be pushing for the same protections of the accused until conviction.

      Kid seems to have a good heart, but obviously isn’t that smart.

      1. In the UK rape complainants are entitled to lifelong anonymity.

        That must be conditional, because I distinctly recall at least a couple of cases in the UK where the rape (or at least sexual assault) complainants were adjudicated to be false accusers (or whatever is the correct legal description of such) and were named upon conviction.

  4. it’s only relevant if it aids the prosecution & my conviction rate…silly rabbit

  5. In the Old Farts world in which I live, the mere fact that someone writes 40,000 texts is all the evidence needed to label her crazy, unreliable, and not to be believed.

    1. We call it “hypergraphia.” Common among schizophrenics and persons with severe bipolar disorder.

      1. also amongst the greater douchebag community

  6. Isn’t this the same thing Mattress Girl did ? accuse a guy of rape as revenge for getting dumped? I wonder if this person will start hauling around a mattress, too.

    1. throw pillow would be easier…just sayin!

  7. If someone punched you in the face, that would indisputably be a crime. If you had the option of either getting punched in the face or going through what the prosecutor and police put this guy through, 99% of people would choose the punch. Why is it a crime to punch someone, but not a crime to do something much worse?

    1. Why is it not a crime to falsely accuse someone of a serious felony when you know damn well that person did nothing wrong?

  8. Time to bring up that sage old advice: Don’t stick it in crazy.

    1. Sometimes they don’t go crazy until they you stick it in.

      The sperms can be the magic to unlock crazy.

      1. Unfortunately not having one night stands with people you don’t know that well is out of the question

        1. We’ve moved on past such useless, oppressive traditions. Proudly, according to some.

  9. Texts show up on both phones. Why would the defense have to beg to get the sender’s copy of those texts? Would not showing them on the recipient’s phone be good enough?

    1. It sounds like the smoking gun text was sent to her friend, not the accused.

    2. The prosecution obtained those texts from the phone company (or companies); they weren’t retained on the sender’s phone, just the same way as they weren’t retained on the recipient’s phone. I’m not sure if the defence has the power to subpoena text messages from phone companies. Anyhow, the prosecution already did so, and it seem that the law in the UK is that they have to share it with the defence.

  10. England is a great place to visit – just don’t touch anything over there.

    1. mostly cause you don’t know where it’s been…

    2. And don’t say anything. You never know what might be “hate speech”.

  11. England is my city.

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