Rotherham child sex trial: Judge summing up

A JUDGE has been summing up in the trial of a man accused of sexually abusing two girls.

Adam Lockwood (30), formerly of Rotherham but now of Mill Lane in Dewsbury, is charged with 14 sexual offences against two girls.

These include nine counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, two of rape, one of sexual assault, one of assault by penetration and one of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Some of the abuse is said to have happened at Ulley Country Park.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,rotherham-child-sex-trial-judge-summing-up_26101.htm

Not guilty verdicts in Rotherham child sex trial

A MAN accused of sexually abusing two girls has been cleared of all charges.

Adam Lockwood (30), formerly of Rotherham but now of Mill Lane in Dewsbury, was on trial at Sheffield Crown Court accused of 14 sexual offences against two girls.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,not-guilty-verdicts-in-rotherham-child-sex-trial_26113.htm

1 thought on “Rotherham child sex trial: Judge summing up

  1. Is Adam Lockwood guilty? Is that why we are still happy to have named him so that all the world may judge him, even though he is declared not guilty by a court of law? Does this just mean that the police and other witnesses did a really lousy job in court when presenting their case?

    Did his alleged victims lie? If so, are we happy to continue to offer them anonymity? Should they be prosecuted? Should Adam Lockwood now be able to sue the police for having ruined his life?

    Did the judge do his job that my day? Or did he look around at the devastation in the aftermath of the CSE scandal and think “enough is enough!”. Or maybe the case wasn’t strong enough because Adam Lockwood wasn’t Muslim, with all the baggage that now comes with ownership of that particular religion?

    We may never know the answers to these questions, but what we do know is that, guilty or not, Adam Lockwood is forever branded a rapist because in Britain there is no protection for the accused, before or after trial. Once accused, you are guilty as charged…forever. The court case is merely a process to decide to what extent you will be punished.

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