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 The man installed spy software on his daughter’s computer after his usually “open” daughter became secretive and withdrawn.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.