Stuart Hall Found Not Guilty Of Rape Charges

Escort Wales has been keeping up to date with the celebrity sex offences cases, and have been watching the downfall of Stuart Hall with great interest. As a sports fan (a genre where Hall had made himself a household name), it was maybe the allegations, and subsequent conviction that took me aback the most.

Not Guilty

Today Hall faced judgment on 15 charges of rape and five accounts of indecent assault. He was accused of abusing the girls from the age of 12 between 1976 and 1981. In the end he was found not guilty of all charges of rape, and four of the indecent assaults.

If he had been guilty, it would have been safe to assume that Hall would never have seen the light of day again.

The 81 year old is currently serving a 30-month jail term after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting 13 other girls, one as young as nine.

Hall showed no reaction as the jury of eight women and four men gave their verdicts after more than seven hours of deliberation.

He mouthed “thank you” to the jurors as he was led away to the cells to continue serving his sentence for the previous offences.

The former ‘It’s a Knockout’ presenter always maintained the sex was consensual, apart from one occasion which “never happened”. He did however admit to one indecent assault of a girl who was 13.

For anyone who is confused as I was, it seems that you cannot be done for having sex with someone under the age of 16 if 12 months has passed since the offence took place. For charges to be brought, the sex has to be non-consensual.

A Reputation Destroyed

When you consider he was convicted last June, even with the two extra indecent assaults, one suspects that he will be out inside the next few months. His reputation however has been rightfully destroyed.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said “The jury has listened to all the evidence from the prosecution and defence and we of course respect the verdicts they have reached.”

You can’t really argue with that sentiment, but part of me really feels that Stuart Hall has got off lightly for what he has done. But at least he has been shown for what he is.

A vile, manipulative and obscene man.

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Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

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