Felicity writes on the William Roache verdict

‘Piers Morgan once asked William Roache about bedding 1000 women. Roache gave no clear answer. The prosecution were prevented from asking Roache the same question in the recent rape trial even though his evidence appeared different from what he had intimated on TV. Why? Because Roache was on trial for rape not for what we used to call underage sex and the issue in the trial was whether the alleged events happened at all. To reach a conclusion the jury had to be directed to be sure on evidence that was inconsistent. They also had to be directed that the offences were rape and there was no alternative.’

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