Jason K

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K was convicted of rape and indecent assault of a victim who was aged 15 at the time. The victim said that she had agreed to go out with K in his car, but had not consented to intercourse or digital penetration. K’s case was that he had not penetrated K, that such sexual activity as occured was consensual, and that the complainant had conducted a campaign of harrassment against him, including sending him numerous explicit text messages. On appeal, evidence was presented from a review of police files that showed that the complainant had made extremely similar allegations against another man, P, who also said he had been harrassed by her. The complainants close friend, who had been tendered to corroborate the complaint against P, told police that the complainant had made up that complaint, which was marked as “no crime” in police records. The undisclosed information provided compelling evidence that the complainant’s allegations were untrue, and the conviction was quashed.

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  • Offence: Sexual offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Lancashire 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 2
  • Offence convicted of: Rape; indecent assault
  • Year of crime: 2003
  • Year of initial conviction: 2003
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2006
  • Age when imprisoned: 21
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: N
  • Link to full case: https://uk.westlaw.com/Document/I50B2F0A0E42811DA8FC2A0F0355337E9/View/FullText.html
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Evidence relating to the reliability of complainant testimony
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: No
  • Previous appeals: Unsuccessul application for leave to appeal