In a post on Facebook, Belinda McKenzie announced late yesterday that Jake Clarke has been found guilty on one charge of harassment against two unnamed persons, presumably in relation to the Hampstead SRA hoax. The trial took place over two days at Willesden Magistrates Court.
Jake was found not guilty of a second charge of “upsetting” people at the Church of England Synod in February. (Does she mean “harassing”? “Upsetting” somebody isn’t a crime to our knowledge.)
Jake’s barrister apparently put forth a freedom of speech argument, but the magistrates considered that since Jake had been visited by police and warned that his behaviour constituted harassment, he “knew or ought to have known” that what he was doing would be subject to criminal charges.
Sentencing is scheduled to take place on 17 October, according to Belinda.
We were not surprised to note that Belinda glossed over the fact that a young man’s life has now been seriously adversely affected by a criminal record, because of the encouragement he received from the Hoaxtead mob to continue his behaviour.
Instead, she claimed a “small victory in the ongoing fight for improved police reaction to allegations of crimes against children”. Seems a bit rich, considering that she has advocated publicly for amnesty for paedophiles, so long as they weep and apologise.
Belinda also blatantly stirs up her willing mob by claiming, “SO FAR WHISTLEBLOWERS’ COMPUTERS AND PHONES ARE SEIZED BY POLICE BUT NOT THOSE OF SUSPECTS REPORTED BY CHILD VICTIMS”.
Do we really need to explain to Belinda again that the “suspects reported by child victims” were fully exonerated not only during the police investigation in September 2014, but during the High Court judgment in March 2015, and again during the appeal of that judgment in August 2015?
Incidentally, Belinda is sailing a bit close to the wind here, as she is, so far as we know, still under an injunction which prevents her from publishing about this case online.