Readers of this blog if you could just spare your time and read this post, as to how I was shocked and deeply saddened as to how the system failed Mark Hall. This story will come as no surprise to you as it was written about in the Paedophile Post, Mark ran a trial as he denied committing a single charge of rape in the Conwy area last year but a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court unbelievably found him guilty after a 4 day trial on 11th May 2017.
In some rape cases, where male and female would go back to a house or a hotel and end up having sex, the next you hear is that the female has reported the matter to the police claiming she had been raped, basically it’s down to her word against his, the question in a rape case is was it consensual? In most of these cases the male and female have known each other for years or even been married for many years.
People sometimes think that rape is committed by some madman driving around in the vehicle looking for his prey, stopping a female and dragging her into the car and driving into a secluded area then raping her; I think we would all have to agree when these sort of acts are committed, whoever the person is, when caught should be hit with the full force of the law as they pose a serious risk to the public, they should be sent to prison for a very long time and only be considered for release when they have been rehabilitated.
Now moving on to the case of Mark Hall, what has happened to Mark could happen to any man, anywhere. Mark on the night in question had been out drinking with a female, who in this case is the “victim” and for legal reasons cannot be named. The “victim” had been to a funeral with Mark and at the end of the evening agreed to go back to the victim’s mother’s house not to the victim’s own flat where her boyfriend was babysitting her child, you would have to question why the victim wanted to use the mother’s house and not her own place, common sense should prevail.
I know this case inside out and I cannot comment at this stage, I know the local community would like me to go into great detail, I can’t yet, the reason being should Mark find new evidence, he’ll be appealing and I would not want to prejudice his case.
Mark Hall is a lovely kind-hearted man and would help anybody if he could and very sadly at a young age Mark and his sister lost their mother to a terminal illness, Mark’s Nanna brought Mark up, caring for him, now things have changed and Mark cares and looks after his Nanna up until he was incarcerated on May 11th. He appeared at Mold Crown Court on 26th June last month where his honour Judge Rhys Rowlands sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment for the offence which Mark strenuously denies.
Journalists from the Paedophile Post as well as the CPS made big dramas in the court and in the papers saying the victim was in her early 20s and he was 38, trying to convince the jury that there is something wrong about the age gap. Now readers of the blog, I’m going to point out some simple facts that are plain to see, it’s not rocket science, Mark was 38, the victim in her 20s, as you know there is no problem with this as they’re both over 16.
May I remind you the Paedophile Post, about the Lewinsky scandal which is an American political sex scandal that involved a 49-year-old President, Bill Clinton and the 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky. A sexual relationship took place between 1995 and 1996 and came to light in 1998, do you get the point journalists from the Paedophile Post, the age gap means nothing, Bill Clinton,49, Monica Lewinsky,22, Mark Hall, 38 and the “victim” in her 20’s. What’s good for Bill is good for Mark.
I’m a great admirer of Donald Trump 71 years old and has a wife Melina, aged 47, nothing wrong with the age gap and what is even more surprising the victim’s mother had a child when she was approximately 33 to a man who was in his 50s once again no problem with that, do you get the message reporters from the Paedophile Post or is it that you just love printing scandal? See the picture below of Donald Trump and his beautiful wife.
Nothing comes as a surprise to me the way The Mob deal with cases in North Wales, the victim alleges she’s been raped, Mark was arrested and placed on bail for over a year before he’s charged, something is just not quite right here. Mark has always stuck to his guns and denied these allegations. I was at Mark’s hearing when he was sentenced and his honour, Judge Rowlands said ‘That Mark, it’s plain to me both from your evidence at the trial and from your subsequent meeting with your probation officer that you really don’t have any remorse about what you did that night’. Well done Mark for sticking to your guns, why would you show any remorse and admit to something you have not done and have strenuously denied all the way through.
I’m going to tell you what happened, the system failed him. Mark put his trust in the system and turned up at court hoping common sense would prevail and he should’ve been acquitted but like I said, the system failed him. You may say, the jury don’t get it wrong, oh they do, myself and my wife were fitted up by The Mob.
Now let’s have a look at Barry Michael George, born 15th of April 1960 who was wrongly convicted on 2nd July 2001 for the murder of British television presenter Jill Dando. Owing to the immense popularity of the victim, there was exceptional outrage from the public who were impatient for a conviction. In the absence of other suspects, George attracted police attention because many elements in his background seem to point to his guilt, people saying there is a nutter living at the end of the road, he’s always dressed in army clothes, sadly George was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment; his conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal on 15th November 2007. Sadly, he served approximately eight years behind bars and his claims for compensation for wrongful imprisonment were dismissed.
Please readers of the blog, when you get a chance read the Cardiff three and the Lynette White murder case, it’s on this blog under miscarriages of justice. I could go on and on and discuss a lot more but I’m not going to, do you get the point? Juries do get it wrong.
Mark was represented by JW Hughes & Co of Conwy, how convenient that a week before his trial his solicitor tells him we are changing barristers, we’re getting you another one; just spare a thought as to how Mark must’ve felt, charged with a heinous crime and then the solicitor’s put this on his toes, it must’ve been a lot for Mark to take in, Mark does suffer from dyslexia and doesn’t like confrontation so would not challenge this situation.
What I did find very strange, was the “victim” accused Mark of rape and did not turn up for the sentencing and what’s more shocking, she refused to make a victim impact statement and hand it to the CPS, where it would have been read to the judge. If somebody had been raped and I’m sure there’s a lot of ladies reading this, the victim would have been traumatised by the effects of that night, what happened would be impacting on her life and her families too, so would only be too willing to write a victim impact statement so the judge would read how this has affected her, maybe it’s because it didn’t actually happen the way she has said, this is a rape case not theft or a common assault.
I now want to bring it to your attention to let you know where Mark is and how I found him in his darkest hour after Mark was found guilty, he was sent to prison on remand to Altcourse and because of the nature of the offence he is not allowed to mix with other prisoners and he has been placed on a wing, which is called Melling Brown. This wing is full of sex offenders and paedophiles, I can’t go into detail about what some of these inmates have done, their crimes are horrendous and I think we would all have to agree they are no good to society. But Mark is now having to live with these people with no choice and nobody in the prison would want to go near that wing, they are protected by the staff for obvious reasons, they would be attacked and seriously beaten up.
Because of the job I had in prison, I was an orderly and a trusted prisoner and I made the choice to go see Mark, had I believed for one minute that Mark had committed this offence I would not have gone near him, I have a daughter who is this same age as the “victim” and was in the same class in school. Once the staff let me on to that wing I can tell you it wasn’t easy going on there, seeing all those horrible offenders my job was to switch off and not look at them and to get Mark out from his cell and speak to him, which I did and I’ll be honest Mark didn’t know what had hit him; remember this is a lad who has never been to prison in his life and only been to court for a motoring offence and now finds himself in hell. I had many long conversations with Mark over the time I was there and I kept reassuring him ‘Mark you’re going to get through this’ and overtime I saw him find strength although it was very difficult at times.
I thanked the staff for letting me on there to see him, although I was warned more for my own safety ‘don’t tell other prisoners you have been over here’ but I didn’t care as I believed in Mark, so I hope the “victim” is happy now, knowing where he is for something Mark still strenuously denies, he used to tell me ‘I wouldn’t mind being here for something I’ve done but it gets me down knowing I’ve done nothing wrong’. I’ve seen the way he is living at the moment and the way he’s been let down by the system is absolutely disgusting; I can’t imagine how his family must be feeling, I can only advise they have got to stay strong.
A request I would like to make is if there is anybody out there who lives in the Llandudno Junction area and has any information, no matter how small or irrelevant you may think it is connected to this case, take it to a solicitor or the police as you know I have little faith in the police, but your solicitor would advise you to do the same. If there was any new evidence the police would have to log it down, then the rest would be up to your solicitor to approach them. I believe there is evidence that needs retrieving from a phone it makes you think what work the police did whilst Mark was on bail for over a year.
Finally, please nobody send me the “victim’s” name, people in the area already know who she is and I would not publish her name on this site for legal reasons. Llandudno Junction is a very small community, somebody out there knows something. Mark is a popular lad, liked by many and I’m sure Mark would really appreciate a letter or a card from any of his many friends; to receive a letter when you’re in prison means so much, so get writing, below is his prison number and address:
Mark Hall, A0313DZ, HMP Altcourse, Brookfield Drive, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7LH.
If anybody wishes to speak to me please don’t hesitate to call me on 07977928343.
JFT96 – YNWA