UL: Prosecutors Told Telford Gang Victim's Father They Couldn't Prosecute Because 13-Year-Old Consented To Sex

Truly despicable! Is British law so backwards? Since when is 13 the age of consent in Britain?

From the Daily Mail:
Prosecutors told a Telford grooming victim’s father they couldn’t prosecute the alleged abuser because the 13-year-old had consented to have sex with the man, according to uncovered documents.

The letter was discovered after papers were handed over to the Home Office as part of the ongoing investigation into what may be Britain’s ‘worst ever’ child abuse scandal.

It was sent from the Crown Prosecution Service to a father in 2016, and stated the branch couldn’t prosecute the man because although the young girl may not have wanted to have sex, she agreed she would.

‘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.’

Last Monday, it was announced that the National Independent Inquiry into Child Exploitation would talk to grooming victims as part of its ‘Truth Project’.

It came about due to claims that cases were mishandled by authorities in the Shropshire town, with many perpetrators going unpunished, and reports that similar abuse was continuing in the area.

MP for Telford Lucy Allan has slammed local police and the Crown Prosecution Service in wake of the letter, saying the evidence she’s compiled from victims and their families shows ‘a failure to understand the nature of grooming’ on the officials’ parts.

Pointing to the letter, she said using the defence of consent suggests the departments don’t understand how ‘a young person of 13 or 14 does not have the capacity to consent in a situation like that.’…

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