Sex Attack Accused Killed By Girl

The Old Bailey has heard how a girl, 14, killed a man in his home after learning he would not be charged for an alleged sex attack on her.

Robert Daley, 45, was informed that his case had been dropped by prosecutors, the same day the defendant and a 14 year old boy visited his flat in Stockwell, south London.

Mr Daley, was later found stabbed.

Jonathan Rees QC, prosecuting, said that Mr Daley was accused of sexual assault by the defendant, along with her 16-year-old sister and a woman, however they continued contact with him .

The court heard that upon learning he would not be prosecuted, Mr Daley called the 16-year-old girl.

She sent a text back saying: "Stop calling and texting me. I really don't want anything to do with you.

"You are a perverted man and I can never forgive you."

Mr Rees said: "This phone call acted as a catalyst in his death."

The stab wounds had penetrated the victim's heart.

The teenagers deny murder.

The girl claimed, during the visit, Mr Daley sexually assaulted her and the boy stabbed him to help her escape. She denies taking part in the stabbing.

Mr Rees said: "There is evidence that she later told people close to her that she stabbed him.

"It is the prosecution case that both defendants were both responsible."

Mr Daley had been arrested for various offences three months before his death.

He denied all the allegations, and after review the Crown Prosecution Service dropped charges.


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