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26 Jan 2018
Nina Ellin successfully defends ex-policeman of serious sexual assaultTweet
A former Detective Inspector facing allegations of serious sexual assault has been acquitted following a trial at Luton Crown Court. The couple had met on PlentyofFish.com and after a drink in a pub, ended up back at his flat, where there were references made to Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey. The complainant made allegations of rough kissing, spitting in her mouth, grabbing her face and twisting her nose, as well as other other serious sexual assaults described as rough and painful.
There were significant factual differences between the allegations made and the defendant’s account and the trial also raised issues of BDSM and consent. There were also significant failings in the police investigation.
The jury took less than two hours to acquit the defendant of all charges.
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