The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have defended their handling of the case of ‘Black cab rapist John Worboys’.
He will soon walk free from prison despite his horrific crimes and being linked to many further cases.
The CPs have faced an angry backlash that John Worboys will be released from prison, despite the Crown not further pursuing an allegation against the attacker.
Warboys aged 60 will be released back into the community after serving just a nine-year sentence for 19 charges of drugging and sexually assaulting 12 women passengers within just one rape case.
Now the crown faces criticism and anger because he is being released despite not all of the 102 complaints and allegations being brought to trial he was only every convicted and charged with 19 counts.
CPS has today released a statement defending why they have not taken these other complaints further and their answer is simple they do not believe there was a realistic prospect of conviction.
Their statement said, “where it was deemed there was a realistic prospect of conviction”.
Over 83 women had reported an allegation against this man and since his conviction a further 19 allegations.
The CPS had advised officers to refer any allegations of rape. Only one allegation was dismissed because it lacked evidence as it “did not pass the evidential test”, the CPS confirmed.
The statement read: “It would be unlikely that it would be in the public interest to prosecute Worboys in relation to allegations of sexual assault or administering a substance with intent, because of the maximum sentence available to the court.”
The Metropolitan Police also confirmed all of that evidence had been discounted by the CPS and detectives confirming that there is currently no live investigations into Worboys.
Now further question falls on to the Parole Board with the law in place which prevents disclosure of proceedings which allowed and granted Warboys to walk free.
The House of Commons Justice Committee has already called upon the Parole Board to explain how the decision for release within such a horrific case was reached.