Thursday 20 December 2012
Mum wants law changed for sex accused
"A MUM wants a change in the law after a jury took just two minutes to clear her son of a serious sexual offence.
Twenty-year-old RM faced a stretch behind bars had he been convicted of abusing a woman at a party last Christmas.
But he walked free after what is believed to be the quickest ever verdict by a jury at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
M, of Holytown, had protested his innocence from the outset and had, in fact, been the one to call the police.
He told officers the 28-year-old woman had hit him and falsely accused him of rape.
His mum, ES, said M had suffered ‘humiliation’ and the the law should be changed to give men accused of sex crimes anonymity unless they are found guilty."