A father-of-two was locked up for eight months awaiting trial for rape because police didn’t disclose text messages that proved his innocence.
Robert Adlington said his life was destroyed by the false allegations and he lost his landscaping business, house, and reputation while behind bars.
He described the ordeal as ‘torturous’ as he was locked up with convicted murderers and other violent criminals and almost committed suicide.
Robert Adlington, 53, was locked up in Nottingham Prison (pictured) for eight months awaiting trial for rape because police didn’t disclose text messages that proved his innocence
The 53-year-old repeated pleaded with officers to check his accuser’s phone as the racy texts would prove their liaisons were consensual.
‘Oh darling, that was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. Let’s do it again – only harder,’ one read, according to the Express.
Another read: ‘I don’t need sleep, I only need you babe XXX’ and a third begging him to ‘join me in the shower’.
Mr Adlington said despite his life being ruined while he faced decades in jail because of a failure by police, no one ever apologised to him.
‘I now need to try and rebuild my life but I feel I have lost almost everything and nobody has even had the decency to say sorry,’ he said.
‘It has cost