Officer’s rape conviction quashed

July 29, 2004

A detective jailed in 1998 for raping and sexually abusing an ex-girlfriend has had his conviction quashed. Detective Constable David Potter’s nine-year sentence was overturned at the High Court in London on Thursday. The ex-Merseyside Police officer, 52, of Beech Road, Huyton, Merseyside, was jailed for rape and carrying out what the judge called a “depraved assault”. But the High Court overturned the conviction after evidence came to light which discredited the woman’s story. Lord Justice Scott Baker, Mr Justice Richards and Dame Heather Steele quashed the conviction at the Court of Appeal, after evidence presented by Mr Potter’s parents….

BBC News

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