Friday, 22 February 2013

Today I got angry and frustrated

Ok, so I'd just been NFA'd. And I should be celebrating right?

Wrong. I was very upset because the police won't take action against Ellie.

So what has happened is this. Ellie walked into a police station, tells a story, provides no evidence and the Metropolitan Police arrest me, interview me and search my flat.

But when I give them actual CCTV and text message evidence they tell me to go away.

They won't even record the allegation.

I was mad.

Quite frankly I think her father David de Freitas is an idiot. I warned him that I would be taking legal action even before I got arrested. He must know that his daughter is completely mad, yet he just encourages his daughter to keep lying.

I was off bail and within my legal right to contact Ellie so I sent Ellie and her father a message to let her know that I will be hiring lawyers and will be taking legal action.

And guess what happened next?

The police tell me that threatening legal action is tantamount to harassment. But I am not threatening violence, I am threatening legal action.

The whole thing is mad. See below.




Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Police Refuses to Look at Evidence

So the good news is that I was NFA'd the other day (no further action against me).

But it doesn't clear my name.

I'm angry. I'm upset. The last two months have been hell and damage has been done. What about the future? People can say that I have been arrested for rape and the matter is unconcluded, they might say "no smoke without fire". They might say "he got away with it".

My case is an unusual one in that I have a lot of evidence and I really need to the police to prosecute Ellie for what she did to me. I want my name cleared once and for all. Just because the police decide to stop an investigation and take you off bail doesn't mean you are innocent (in the eyes of other people).

So far the Police have refused to take any action against Ellie, even though they know about the evidence against her.

What is really strange is that they are refusing to watch the CCTV.

On the rationale for taking no further action they refer to the CCTV and messages, but they haven't seen it yet. They make their decision having never seen the CCTV.

They don't even want it (see below).

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Police Investigation Concludes: No Further Action

The police have decide to drop the case against me, because there is no case. I am so relieved. I am not going to trial. I am no longer on bail. I take a deep breathe and I have the first good nights sleep in a long time.

Thank god.

Below is the "Rationale for No Further Action" written by Detective Inspector Julian King which has also been typed out in text and the original document below:

QUOTE

I have considered and reviewed the facts. In this case and based on these facts I have decided that this investigation should not proceed to RASSO for a consideration to prosecute. There are elements within this case that undermine the credibility of the victim and I do not believe that there would be a realistic chance of a prosecution in this case.

This is no corroboration of the victims account. She claims to have been drugged by the suspect however due to the time lapse in reporting we cannot prove this assertion that the suspect drugged her. The scene examination of the suspects accommodation does not support the victims account. I take into account the fact the suspect could well have tidied/cleaned the scene since this incident however the fact there is no forensic corroboration undermines any prosecution case. Equally the victim reports this matter after receiving communication from the suspect stating that he is route to a police station to report harassment committed by the victim. The issue of credibility of this allegation is an issue as prior to reporting the victim apologises fo her actions by way of email to the suspect. In that she states that she apologises for any trouble she may have caused. The suspect communicates back and informs her that she has lied and that he will potentially seek both civil and criminal proceedings against her.

Both victim and suspect went to Ann Summers the following day and a purchase of goods totalling £337.98 is made. CCTV footage has been gathered by the defence that indicates that both parties appear to be fine and there is no reason to doubt that the victim would be under any duress. Equally these actions post offence would undermine any criminal prosecution. There is nothing to support that the victim has been drugged and forced to goon a shopping trip with the suspect. In fact the opposite could be gleaned by any jury in that both parties were willing to continue their sex exploits and the trip to Ann Summers was to exploit their respective fantasies.

The suspect is a man of good character and has provided a prepared statement. The theme of his thoughts from email communication and the statement is that he completely denies this accusation. In fact he goes beyond this by employing a solicitor to seek independent evidence by way of a telephone download from his friends phone. The friend is a mutual friend of both victim and suspect. Of note is a message to the mutual friend from the victim stating that the suspect 'fucked and chucked'. There is no reference to being sexually assaulted.

Her actions post event cause me concern in that she apologises to the suspect for the trouble causes and she reports this matter after the suspect emails her and sends a text t her father outlining his intentions in the matter.

Overall I make this decision in the interests of the public and I believe it is not in the public interests to continue to allocate resources to this enquiry whether that is police or CPS.

UNQUOTE


Monday, 18 February 2013

Sending evidence to the police

Finally, today my solicitor emailed the Police with the CCTV and text message evidence. I can not wait for them to receive it. I am confident that upon receipt they will:

1. Drop the case against me.

2. Take legal action against Ellie for Perverting the course of justice.


See full email below (names have been changed)


QUOTE


From: zzzz
Sent: 18 February 2013 14:34
To: zzzzz
Subject: Re: Alexander Economou


Dear Dc Dial

Re: Alexander Economou

Bailed to return - 22.2.13 at 11:00 Notting Hill Police Station

I write on behalf of the above named client.

As I discussed with you on the telephone a few weeks ago my client would like to present you with a number of items. It is believed this information is relevant both to any recommendation you make to the cps re disposal and in our submission is essential information for the cps to consider before making any decision regarding disposal.

1 – CCTV Footage from Ann Summers store, Kennington on 24.12.12

I am not able to forward this footage to you by email as it is too large but can have this delivered to you personally this week should you let me know your location at any point.

This footage was requested from Ann Summers by us his solicitors.

It covers footage from the store on 5 separate cameras over the relevant period.

This footage covers the alleged victim entering the store at 11:24 followed by my client at 11:25 and both leave at 11:52. In this period of time they have spent approximately £300 on a large amount of sex toys.

The defence would say this shows that my client and the alleged victim are getting along very well the morning after the allegation and her conduct in particular demonstrates she has not recently been sexually abused by my client. The alleged victim is assisted by a member of staff for in excess of 20 minutes as she enthusiastically selects a large number of items whilst my client looks on. Both my client and the alleged victim appear to be smiling together, laughing together, and even kissing in store (11:50 Till camera).


2 – The defence have also sought the opportunity to have the mobile phones of two persons forensically examined to support our client’s account that he was involved in no wrong doing on 23.12.12 as per his prepared statement.

The first of these persons is a mutual friend of the complainants and my client. Her name is Ann zzzz and her telephone number is 0zzzzzzz. You will see from the extracts of entries downloaded from her phone that Ellie De Freitas text’s Ann zzzzzzz on the 25.12.12 a number of times:

These entries include 10:51 on 25.12.12I just wanted you to know I am on suicide watch. Economou fucked me and chucked me….

12:25 on 25.12.12 I’m now safe with my family. The ambulance people treated me for shock and luckily I had a supply of sleeping pills. Without going into specifics, Ec and I had a fling, encouraged by Ben. I woke up at his yesterday morning and he was full of adoration. Then once I’ve finished work and I am driving to my family, he calls me up and says I am uncool manipulative bitch and never contact him again

16:38 25/12/12 “I just never want to see him again. I can only assume he was on drugs or something when he spoke to me. It is especially hard because I told him my depression story, then he told me that I was being manipulative and attention seeking. He has also de-friended me on Facebook. I don’t understand what I have done wrong???


3 - The second of these persons is a mutual friend of the complainants and my client. His name is Ben zzzz and his telephone number is 07zzzzzzzz. You will see from the extracts of entries downloaded from his phone that Ellie De Freitas text’s Ben zzzz on the 24.12.12 a number of times:

09:21 on 24.12.12FYI, I am at Ec’s Flat, still!!

09:22 on 24.12.12Please don’t tell him I told you x

09:33 on 24.12.12… Yes I like Ec, a good match…we shall see what happens

11:18 on 24.12.12We’ve had huge fun together actually and we are still together doing last-minute Christmas shopping cx

11:19 on 24.12.12 BIG THANKS for sort- of being matchmaker. Although keep it on the down-low if you don’t mind?


Please could you consider the above and let me know when I can drop the CCTV footage off to you.

Once a decision has been made as to what action is to be taken on my client’s bail to return date please let me know.

Many thanks for your assistance.



zzzz zzzz

Solicitor



For Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

180 North Gower Street
London NW1 2NB



DX 2101 EUSTON
(Tel: 020 7874 zzzz

(Fax: 020 7874 zzzz


www.hja.net


UNQUOTE


I obtain CCTV showing Ellie and I buying sex toys morning AFTER the alleged attack. What more evidence does one need?

Several weeks ago we had written to Ann Summers asking if they could provide a copy of the CCTV from their shop showing Ellie and and I shopping together for sex toys.

This was really important evidence. It shows that contrary to what Ellie had told the police she was not under any duress, she was in fact buying sex toys with her "attacker" the day after the supposed attack.


The CCTV shows that she was not "groggy" or throwing up the morning after our date, like she claimed.

It shows her buying dildos, lube and other sex toys.

Laughing and smiling and having fun.

I couldn't believe it when my lawyer called me into her office to view the CCTV. Ann Summers had given us a copy without much fuss. This was it.

This was all the evidence I needed to show that this rape accusation was nothing but a pack of lies.

This is a 5 minute version for easy viewing (we were in there for 25mins).



Thursday, 14 February 2013

Feeling very stressed out

Things were progressing well in terms of evidence. I had text message evidence and we had asked Ann Summers for the CCTV and were waiting for that.

However I can tell you the last few weeks were hell.

It felt like I was running a marathon that never ends.

The first two weeks of being on bail were almost like a "high". It felt surreal. I had plenty of determination to prove my innocence and had plenty of energy. But after two weeks the body started to ache. After two weeks of constantly thinking about rape allegations you get tired.

Very tired. And very agitated.

I found myself going on long walks for hours and hours, listing to music in an almost obsessive manner. Imagining the day when I would be set free from this hell.

I remember listing to one of Primal Screams albums over and over again.

It would take me hours to get to sleep at night. When I did get to sleep I tended to sleep well, but I was agitated during the day.

My work suffered terribly. I went to some business lunches and I just could not engage with anyone. My mind kept drifting to the rape allegations, my eyes kept darting around the room, as I was lost in thought.

I had also been very antisocial. I live on Kings Rd in London which is a busy high street and usually I'd be out several times per week grabbing a coffee or beer with friends. But.

The last 5 weeks I locked myself in my flat and just watched movies. I just couldn't handle people. My friends ok, but not strangers.

One of the things that really got to me is that i was smoking heavily. I had given up on the 1st of January but after the allegations I started smoking again. I was on 30 cigarettes a day.

 I'd lost a lot of weight as well.

And one of the worst things was that my accuser was having a great time. All whilst I was suffering she was going to various parties with friends. She'd even updated her Facebook profile of her laughing.

I felt she did on purpose to antagonise me, as a sort of "haha can't catch me".