Justice

12 Jul

I guess you’ve noticed by now that I have been absent…

Last month, I testified in court against sex-offender-posing-as-photographer ‘Shaun Colclough’.  I was asked to remove my blog for the duration of the trial but am now back for good. Three other exceptionally brave women also testified (out of the fourteen or so who suffered at his hands).
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, the original post is here, and I strongly recommend you read the comments. http://roswellivory.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/the-importance-of-references/

He pleaded ‘not guilty’ but was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and will be sentenced on the 24th (where I will be told the details of his previous conviction.) I will update you properly with all the details after the sentencing.

There is hope, and there is justice- but sometimes you have to fight for it. Fight for nothing, and nothing is what you will get.

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Photo by Matt Frederick

22 Responses to “Justice”

  1. Y||B July 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    My faith in justice, that was utterly shattered, might be slightly propped up by that news.

    • roswellivory July 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

      Hooray! I have to say the police have been awesome.

  2. Frivolous Monsters July 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    I had wondered what had happened with that story. Well done to you, and all concerned, as I gather from other news stories that it can be a long drawn out procedure.
    All my best,
    FM

    • roswellivory July 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

      Yes indeed- it’s been a very long time coming and very frustrating that I couldn’t tell people what was happening, but as soon as the sentencing is done, you’ll know the whole story. :)

      R xx

  3. Romantic Dominant July 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Well done. Smiles

    • roswellivory July 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

      Thanking you! An update should come tomorrow when I attend the sentencing… ;)

      • Romantic Dominant July 28, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

        I hope it is harsh. Such behaviour embarrasses me and makes me ashamed of my own sex. Brave girl.

  4. falstaff36 July 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    That is absolutely bloody brilliant! Congratulations on getting that son of a bitch!

    • roswellivory July 28, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

      Hee heeee- this seems to be only the tip of a rather large iceberg. I’ll update you ater the sentencing… ;)

      • falstaff36 July 29, 2014 at 4:41 am #

        Oh yeah……I imagine that since, from what you say, he has a past record with this kind of crap, that a much larger book will be thrown at him.

        • roswellivory July 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

          Well… lets wait and see. Blog coming… ;)

  5. Sophie@HMSlatex July 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    You rock. Well done to you and to the other witnesses.

    • roswellivory July 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

      Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou et merci!

      xxxxxxxxxx

  6. Matt danielson July 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    Good job very brave of you too

  7. Tony Segura July 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Good for you, no one should have put up with that. Makes me wonder how often this sort of thing happens, I have a feeling much more than is reported.
    P.S. Love you as Lady Justice!

    • roswellivory July 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

      Thankyou! It certainly does- this whole saga opened up a huge can of worms that I will share asap after the sentencing ends tomorrow. R xx

  8. Dave Lewandoski July 13, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    Hi Ros :)

    That is such amazing news!! Huge props to you and everyone else who stood up to him and has helped bring him the full justice that he so tellingly deserves! I know it is never pleasant in any fashion for anyone to go through what you had to with that guy (and of course all of the other women who he tried it on with as well). But it is also just as harrowing to have to re-live it by going through the trial process as well. You and all the others who stood up, gave him the middle finger and testified against him deserve the utmost full respect of everyone else. I just wish we lived in a world where this sort of behaviour did not exist at all. We are working on it, but it takes time. Luckily what you have done is help to prove yet again that perverted dorks cannot get away with treating women as second class objects who’s sole purpose is to fulfil their own sad fantasies and ideas.

    Let us hope that this never happens to you or any model again. After all, the more people stand up to that sort of lowlife, the less chances that anything malignant can be caused by them.

    Keep holding your head up high and enjoying knowing that you and all the others involved in taking him down have won the war!! :)

    • roswellivory July 28, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

      Thankyou so much or your kind words and your support or me and or the other girls. I am watching the sentencing tomorrow and will update as soon as I have more news.

      R x

  9. Jim July 16, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    I am sorry you had to go through all of this. I am sorry any women had to suffer at this ‘person’s’ doings. I loath those that would prey on women, when they are so vulnerable as to be ‘trusting’ someone to be who they claim they are. I have come up with some very serious penalties for such people that are most likely what they deserve, but courts are not allowed to inflict upon them. All my life I have been an admirer of the efforts women go through to present themselves so very beautifully. For someone to be so low as to take advantage and abusive just disgusts me. I feel particularly bad for those women that were victims and are so traumatized that they could not even confront the ‘person’ in court to more pressingly express how depraved this ‘person’ really is. Again .. I am very sorry that this has happened to you. I only wish all the other women were as strong as you, and were able to confront the ‘person’. *I am trying to be very polite by saying the abuser is a ‘person’.

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