David Davis MP has welcomed the jury’s decision to acquit Nigel Evans MP of rape and other sexual offence charges, and has called for reform of how sexual offences are prosecuted.
In response to the acquittal Mr Davis said:
“This case has highlighted serious concerns over how the police and the Crown Prosecution Service bring sexual offence cases to court. In particular we must now review the process whereby the police and the Crown Prosecution Service put together a large number of lesser, subsidiary cases in order to reinforce one serious case when prosecuting sexual offences.
It is clear from the way that this case proceeded that there is a risk of a serious injustice being done to an innocent man, and I would call on the Attorney General to urgently review this issue.”