22-Year-Old Woman Killed Herself After Her Step-Dad Was Cleared Of Repeatedly Raping Her

Juliet Crew hanged herself after her step dad Nigel Parkin was cleared of abusing her (Picture: SWNS)
A young woman killed herself after her step-father was cleared of repeatedly raping her, an inquest heard. Juliet Crew, 22, left a note behind stating that she felt she had been let down by the legal system.

Her church organist step-father Nigel Parkin, 60, was found not guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing her for seven years from the age of nine. Juliet was found by her mother hanged in the hall of her home in Taunton, Somerset, in August last year.

The ‘bubbly’ architecture student had told a court Parkin sexually touched and raped her at least ten times.
The 22-year-old dropped to six and a half stone, self-harmed and even overdosed on medication following the verdict (Picture: SWNS)
Her step-father was cleared after he said Juliet and another alleged victim were both suffering from mental health problems. Taunton Coroners Court heard yesterday that the result of the proceedings took a severe toll on the mental health of the ‘outgoing’ 22-year-old.

Leading up to her death, she dropped to six and a half stone, self-harmed and even overdosed on medication. Leaving behind a note, Juliet said: ‘The judicial system in this country, especially for victims of sexual offences, is disgusting.

‘There is no justice. It only confirmed that I cannot trust people. I do not want to live in a world where there is no justice.’ Parkin, who is employed by the Church of England, was found not guilty of ten serious offences against Juliet in a trial at Taunton Crown Court in 2012.

Nigel Parkin was found not guilty of ten serious offences against Juliet in a trial (Picture: SWNS)
His trial heard that Juliet, who attended Queen’s College School in Taunton, told a teacher that he had sexually assaulted her. Although she went on to achieve top grades in her A-Level exams and began studying architecture at Nottingham University in 2011, her mother said “‘she lost her sparkle’. 

Juliet’s mother Judith told the inquest: ‘She was astounded that Nigel Parkin was still at large among vulnerable people. ‘She never recovered from this feeling of injustice.’
The ‘bubbly’ architecture student had told a court Parkin sexually touched and raped her at least ten times (Picture: SWNS)

Credit: Metro, UK

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