Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dad's Monitoring Software Recorded Incriminating "He Said" From Ice Hockey Coach

Many times people defend ignoring most rape cases because they describe the case as a "he said, she said," situation. What these people forget is what the "alleged rapist said" can include more than the official response to criminal allegations.

From Getbracknell (UK):

A concerned dad has defended his decision to spy on his teenage daughter’s emails after his actions led to the conviction of the older man she was dating. The man installed spy software on his daughter’s computer after his usually “open” daughter became secretive and withdrawn.

As a result, ice hockey coach Nicholas Lovell, 38, was convicted for five charges of sexual activity with a child.

I applaud this father for taking this action since protecting his daughter from a sexual predator is more important than the girl's initial anger. I'm also glad that this communication was admissible evidence.

This evidence was collected after Lovell signed an agreement not to contact this girl. That negates any claim of ignorance on his part.

After the sentencing at Reading Crown Court on Friday, August 29, Det Con Paul Kerr, of the child abuse investigation unit, said: “Lovell maintained a not-guilty plea throughout the trial and tried to place the blame on the victim.

This victim blaming by an adult offender against a minor negates any facade that this guy has any decency. He got caught through his own actions and his own words, but the crime wasn't his fault.

The only good thing about this man's victim blaming is that it showed his victim that this man's genuine character was far different than the facade she saw when she was originally targeted.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:21 PM   2 comments links to this post


At September 13, 2008 2:34 PM, Blogger JENNIFER DREW said...

The newspaper headline in respect of this case also attempted to change this case of a male sexual predator into one of just a girl dating an 'older man.'

The 'older man' was in fact 38 years old and he was convicted of sexually abusing an underage girl. Yet another case of deliberate media misrepresentation wherein male sexual assault against a girl is written out of the headline.

At September 13, 2008 9:41 PM, Anonymous Holly said...

I also applaud the father for taking responsibility over his daughter and protecting her above all else. Sadly, it does not surprise me that this "older man" did nothing but blame the victim but at least this girl knows or will know in time that her father does aim to protect her and she also saw another side of this man.


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