Dear A.S.S. Editor
I read with alarm at the news report about the man being acquitted of raping his lover’s daughter, due to the police failing to actually take photos of the crime scene.
The High Court judge cleared the man, and also rapped the the police for their failure to actually capture the interior of the cabin of a prime mover, where the alleged rape took place. The prime mover had since been scrapped, thus important evidence was forever loss in the case.
Whether the rape actually took place or not, the judge had already cleared the man, decision have been made. This is no longer the issue. What is more concerning is that this represents a clear lack of professional work on the part of the police. How can you neglect to photograph the very crime scene you are investigating? Whoever was doing the investigations should be taken to task. Even the judge had said that this was unacceptable.
The judge or the police, however, did not disclose why photographs of the alleged crime scene was not taken.