PENARTH DETECTIVE ACCUSED OF RAPE & SEX ASSAULT IS TOTALLY CLEARED

Cardiff Crown Court – where a jury took less than 2 hours to find Penarth police Detective Constable Mark Glover not guilty

A jury at Cardiff Crown Court has cleared Penarth Detective Constable Mark Glover of all seven charges of rape and sexual assault made against him .

Detective Glover (46) who works for South Wales Police in Barry and , lives at Carys Close, Penarth, has been on trial for 7 days.

After retiring for just 1 hour and 55 minutes the jury unanimously found Detective Glover not guilty of  3 counts of rape, not guilty of 2 counts of assault by penetration and 2 counts of sexual assault.

The charges related to two female complainants, who for legal reasons cannot be identified, and their addresses and their family relationship to each other  – if any – cannot be specified.

Detective Constable Glover had emphatically denied the all the allegations from the outset and had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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8 Responses to PENARTH DETECTIVE ACCUSED OF RAPE & SEX ASSAULT IS TOTALLY CLEARED

  1. The Tax payer says:

    At the risk of getting my head bitten off by some. I really must say I feel so sorry for this guy and his family as he must have been to Hell and back and I don’t know him and not related to him in anyway. So will the Two female complaints be named ?? after his name has been dragged through the mud ??

  2. Concerned says:

    Despite the Judge lifting all reporting restrictions and anonymity only the accused (innocent) person has been named. These two complainants have lied to the police and brought these false allegations, surely the public have a right to know who these 2 people are so that everyone knows how warped and twisted they can be.
    The evidence was so weak it was always clear that these were false allegations. If the accused had not been a policeman it would have been thrown out immediately. But these days having to show that the CPS will deal with allegations against the police in a uncompromising manner has certainly not done the justice system any good at all in this case.
    Congratulations to Mark, his defence team and the jury for unanimously seeing through these false allegations.

  3. Jean Thomas says:

    No names should be disclosed until the end of the trial; and even then only the names of the guilty people. Those two women, obviously, had a grudge against this policeman and I would bet they know each other. Name and shame them.

    • Concerned says:

      I agree, the accused who is after all innocent until proved guilty should not have been named until after the verdict. In some reports the 2 woman have been described as “mother” and “daughter”. Yes, I bet it was grudge and malicious allegations. It has been reported that the “daughter” was a social worker for vulnerable people – how odd is that.
      If someone can be so evil to make these monstrous allegations and they are in fact a social worker, then her employer needs to know.

  4. whatsoccurin says:

    Sympathise with the policeman but teachers and Care Workers (mainly male) have gone through this for years-on many occasions I have advised young men considering a career in teaching or social work, but this would now be limited to one word “don’t”!

  5. perry mccarthy i dont hide behind a nom de plume says:

    The CPS should be held accountable if their case was solely based on him being a copper

  6. Nincompoop says:

    I’m glad PDN has given the same coverage that this gentleman has been cleared as reported on the trial. It seems so unfair to publish details of where he and his family live, especially if they have children. Why other newspapers felt it was newsworthy to publish details of him and his wife’s private life doesn’t seem fair. I am not connected with this person in any capacity, but can only imagine how embarrassing this coverage has been. I hope this gentleman and his family can put this behind them and for the ladies who originally pressed charges, perhaps we can know who they are.

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