A former leading police officer says that a British girl’s claims that she was gang raped in Cyprus were not investigated properly by local authorities and that at least one man would have been charged with rape if the incident had happened in the UK.
Speaking for the first time on television, the teenager at the centre of the allegations, who was convicted of lying about the incident, vowed to get justice for the alleged crimes even if it takes 50 years.
三级成人视频The girl, who is known as Emily in the programme, maintains that she was denied a lawyer and pressured by Cypriot police into writing a statement saying that she had lied about being attacked by 12 Israeli men in Ayia Napa last summer.
All of them were released, while the British teenager from Derbyshire was charged and then convicted of causing public mischief with the allegedly false claim, being handed a suspended four-month prison sentence.
三级成人视频David Gee, a former Detective Chief Superintendent who has advised the government on policing told an ITV documentary that he had serious misgivings about how Cypriot police carried out their investigations into the British teenager’s claims.
"It’s very serious if people are allowed to walk free without full exploration of the circumstances of the case. From what I’ve read. I’m comfortable in saying that this case has not been investigated as thoroughly as it should have been," he said on ITV’s Believe Me: The Cyprus Rape Case.
Commenting on the inconsistencies in the accounts of the suspects, Mr Gee picks up on one male who initially denied having a relationship with any girl, then admitted to having sex with an English girl without anyone in the room, and then told police that there were “many boys” there.
三级成人视频"My query would be, well you said you didn’t know her, why did you do that. And it’s a fair question. He’s the guy who’s invited the person to the bedroom where these alleged offences have subsequently taken place. So he’s pivotal to it all."
A second suspect, whose DNA was also found on her, denied having sex with Emily. In relation to this suspect, Mr Gee says: "Here we have an individual who when initially questioned denies having sex with the person. That subsequently proves to be false because his DNA is found. You have got to explore that, as to his rationale behind why he denied having sex with her. Is it not the case that you denied it because she wasn’t consenting?"
He continues: "Then we have one of his group say not only did she not consent that then she actually visibly and audibly said she didn’t want you to have sex with her. If that was in the UK I’ll be putting that to CPS and saying I think based on that denial and the corroboration from one of his erstwhile friends, there’s enough there to charge him with rape."
三级成人视频The Cyprus police have said their investigation was handled with professionalism, and they deny improper conduct.
A lawyer for three of the 12 arrested men told ITV his clients had been released without charge and their innocence cannot be disputed following Emily's conviction.