Hi. Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this. I take it you pleaded not guilty and were found guilty after trial?
Sorry for the delay.
On what basis do you want to appeal? Fresh evidence I suppose?
Has he admitted anything?
he pleaded guilty to raping his daughter nothing about mine
Obviously you are vastly out of time to appeal on any point arising from the trial.
You can always raise a fresh evidence challenge.
I'm sorry to deliver bad news but the truth is that if its just that another person has been convicted of a like offence then that isn't likely to be considered fresh evidence.
There has to be 'fresh evidence sufficient to render your conviction unsafe.
I was wondering if there would be anything the police would do
I can completely see why you find this confirmation of your fears especially as you know you did not commit the offence but if you look at it objectively, as a Court of Appeal would, the fact that another person is guilty of a similar offence does not render your conviction unsafe.
I'm afraid the police will not act unless, of course, there is something that suggests he was the culprit for the offence in question.
To be wholly honest, they are slow to act even then. There are reasons for that. If you go right back to legal theory, if a conviction is wrongful then that is for the Court of Appeal rather than the police.
There are convictions that are very old that are overturned. I had one a few years ago. However, his position was different because the complainant ultimately admitted she had lied and went to prison for a very long time.
that's what I thought thankyou for your time
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