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22 December 2023 | Podcasts | Article by Alan Collins

Sexual predator jailed for voyeurism and rape offences


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In this episode of HJ Talks About Abuse, the team discusses the recent episode of Channel 4’s 24 Hours in Police Custody, which focuses the harrowing case of Loui Cadman, who filmed a woman urinating without her consent before raping her in an alleyway.

The episode exposes the journey of a sexual predator whose actions escalated from invasive voyeurism to the heinous act of rape in a dark alleyway. The story not only unveils the sinister reality of sexual violence but also emphasizes the crucial role law enforcement plays in bringing perpetrators like Cadman to justice.

The victim, bravely navigating through the trauma, managed to escape the alleyway and seek help from door staff, who promptly contacted the police. This resilience highlights the importance of support systems and the critical role bystanders can play in ensuring the safety of those at risk.

Bedfordshire Police officers swiftly identified and apprehended Cadman, ultimately leading to his conviction and a sentence of more than nine years in jail. The judge’s characterization of Cadman as a “danger to women” emphasizes the gravity of the situation and the responsibility of society to protect its most vulnerable members.

The airing of this episode not only exposes the grim reality of sexual violence but also highlights the tireless efforts of specialised teams like the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) unit. It provides insight into the intricate work these units undertake to support victims and ensure justice is served.

If you have any questions or concerns about sexual abuse, or would like to get in touch with a member of our team, do not hesitate to contact us today.

Author bio

Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals.  Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).

Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).

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