Cop off the hook



May 25, 2016
Cop off the hook

RELIEF: Adam Adams not guilty of statutory rape.

After a three-year trial, a cop accused of statutory rape left court as a free man.

A cop accused of statutory rape has been found not guilty.

Constable Adam Adams walked out of the Mitchells Plain Court a free man yesterday after a three-year trial.

Magistrate Marry Jwacu found the Grassy Park-based cop not guilty of all three counts of statutory rape.

Adams faced charges relating to incidents in 2013 when he had allegedly had sex with a minor who was 14 years old at the time.

The complainant alleged Adams broke her virginity without using a condom the first time they had sex.

But the Grassy Park officer had denied the allegations and claimed the victim was in love with him and was making up the story to force him to leave his fiancee. He has since married his fiancee.

Adams tells the Daily Voice his life can now finally move on after a “three-year battle” to prove his innocence.

“I’m very happy with the outcome, the past three years have been a nightmare,” he says.

“This not guilty verdict proves what I have been saying all along.

“I have no qualms with this girl and the family, I wish them the best of luck and I hope they find peace.

“All I want now is to move on with my life after years of being labelled a rapist by people who did not know me. My colleagues and family supported me but it was still hard to do anything with that hanging over my head.

“It’s over now and I’m relieved.”

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