Are there no lengths to which the criminal injustice system will not go, to convict innocent men of rape? We return to the case of Mark Pearson. Our thanks to Ann for this. From the article:
The defence lawyer for a man who was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a well-known actress has claimed CCTV footage was slowed down by prosecutors…
It has now been alleged that the CPS slowed down the CCTV footage of the station in an attempt to bolster their case. Mark Bagshaw, Mr Pearson’s defence lawyer, told The Telegraph:
‘The few seconds when my client walked past the alleged victim had been slowed down so it looked like he had more time to commit the alleged actions than he in reality did have.’
The CPS’s alleged actions meant Mr Pearson’s lawyers had to hire a forensic expert to correct the video. It cannot be said with certainty that the artist and the actress even had fleeting physical contact. CCTV images showed only that they walked past each other for no longer than a second. Yet the woman, who is in her 60s, claimed Mr Pearson sexually assaulted her – penetratively – for ‘two or three seconds’.
By reducing the video’s speed by half, the moments before and after Mr Pearson passed the woman, would have seemed longer to the jury than they really were. The lawyer added: ‘If we had not taken the steps we had, the CCTV would have been presented to the jury at that amended speed.’
The bottom line? The criminal injustice system has tampered with evidence in an effort to pervert the course of justice, in yet another feminist-driven bid to convict an innocent man of rape. Heads should roll over this case, starting with Alison Saunders’s.