Retain All Your Records in a Safe Dry Place even when you think Your Case Is Closed This may be especially pertinent to those whose case has been deemed NFA, no further action. The Helpline regularly experiences calls from Falsely Accused people who believed all was over. Callers are being informed by police that their […]
The Winter edition of FACTion has now been published, with many subjects of interest. Read about the Henriques Report, the phenomenon of false memories, the experience of being falsely accused of rape and much more. You can download the magazine here.
A new FACTsheet has been prepared based on the experience gleaned by some members who were falsely accused of historic sexual abuse in a work setting. It lists 22 very practical steps that you can take to help in your defence. These steps not only help you to gain some sense of control when your […]
It is understandably tempting to think that after 4 years it might be safe to dispose of documents which are closely connected to the trauma of being falsely accused. A word of caution. We are finding that the records you hold may, at some point, be the only records which exist. Even the most important […]
This new book, Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse, is edited by Dr Ros Burnett (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford). It contains 21 chapters by criminologists, psychologists, legal scholars and other experts, discussing policies and practices that impact on people who are falsely accused of sexual and physical offences against adults and children. […]
The Independent reports Sam Hallam, another victim of a wrongful conviction, has joined forces with Victor Nealon to fight the new law introduced last year to cut compensation for the victims of wrongful convictions. This week sees their test case reaching the UK High Court.
In 2012, Cardiff became the first university innocence project in the UK to successfully have a case referred to the Court of Appeal after submission to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Today, after almost ten years of investigative work by students and academics on dozens of cases in innocence projects in more than twenty […]
Teaching assistant Helen Turnbull has been cleared by a jury at Teesside Crown Court of having sex with a 16-year-old.
A FORMER North Bromsgrove High School teacher who was accused of four counts of sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls has been cleared of all the charges. David John Crowther, of West Road, pleaded not guilty to two counts of squeezing a 14-year-old girl’s bottom, one count of touching a 14-year-old girl’s bottom and a further […]
A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie. When asked who was putting pressure on her, she replied: ‘I was under pressure at that police station … to exaggerate or confirm what I had written.’ Mrs Smith said […]