At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 March 2017, Lady Scott discharged Daniel Cieslak absolutely after the accused pled guilty to the rape of a 12-year-old girl

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At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 March 2017, Lady Scott discharged Daniel Cieslak absolutely after the accused pled guilty to the rape of a 12-year-old girl

Post by Irn Bru on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:45 pm

The Judiciary of Scotland published the summary and the reasoning for her decision on line. You can read it here in full.

http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/8/1754/HMA-v-Daniel-Cieslak

The  problem that caused the outrage wasn't that Daniel Cieslak was found gulty it was the Judge's decision to allow him to walk free.

Wrong decision.

1. the girl was reported to say that she was 16 and even if he believed that to be true she was drunk and incapable of looking after her herself and her personal security.

2. As an adult he should have realised that a young girl out at that time of the morning who had been drinking wasn't in a position to even give consent to having sex - in the law that's rape anyway

3. Thr mother had already reported her missing so when she left after having sex with this lad she apprantly had no concerns. So I suspect the mother told the police she was only 12 and so they pressed for charges.

He should have had his name put on the register and spent time in prison for this .
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Re: At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 March 2017, Lady Scott discharged Daniel Cieslak absolutely after the accused pled guilty to the rape of a 12-year-old girl

Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:48 pm

As you say, even if he thought she was 16 he knew she was young and drunk.
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