Thursday, April 16, 2009

Phone footage clears man of rape

The UK Daily Mail reports:
A businessman has been cleared of raping a university student after jurors were shown footage of the sex session taken on a mobile phone.

Gary Taylor, 41, was accused of attacking the 27-year-old woman after turning up at her flat with cocaine and a bottle of red wine.

The woman, who can't be identified for legal reasons, told jurors that Mr Taylor forced her to perform a sex act on him and then raped her in her living room.

But during cross-examination she was shown footage Mr Taylor had taken on his mobile phone during the encounter on September 26, 2008.

Mr Taylor's barrister Karen Holt said the footage showed the woman 'actively' performing a sex act on him.
I guess that there is no free speech in Britain. I can understand keeping the names of rape victims secret, but this woman is not a victim. Taylor is a victim of a false accusation. It would be better for the newspaper to name her and not him.

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