John Worboys will be released from prison in days after the government has refused a judicial review over the Parole Board’s decision to release the black-cab serial rapist back in to the community.
David Gauke told the House of Commons having sought expert legal advice the government believe there should be no judicial review into his release.
Adding that ministers should not choose to bring any legal challenge that has no reasonable prospect of success.
Victims call it a failure in the criminal justice system
The release of Worboys who just served nine years in prison has been criticised by many victims.
Worboys was jailed “indefinitely” in 2009 and would serve a minimum of 8 year term after drugging and sexually assaulting women who got into his London black cab.
he would spike his victims with champagne and a powerful sedatives to celebrate a fictional lottery win.
He was convicted of 19 offences related to attacks on 12 women, however he is suspected of being one the United Kingdoms most prolific sex offenders linked to 102 complaints.
The Crown prosecution service did not charge for those offences based on his indefinite sentence as it was not in the public interest because of this they are unable to charge on any these 102 complaints.
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 have already 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.
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