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Jailed over false rape accusations

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Raised by 149 people in 26 days
Created January 22, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Ian Jones
This is Bettina Arndt and I am starting this crowd-funder to raise funds for a  Canberra family who are victims of a malicious campaign based around false rape and domestic violence accusations. I am a well-known journalist now working full-time promoting men's issues. I recently made a  YouTube video  with  Dan, the young man who was imprisoned as a result of these rape accusations. Please watch the video .  

Last week the perpetrator of this crime, Sarah Jane Parkinson, was sent to prison for three years for false rape accusations and faking a crime scene. This followed five years of  Parkinson's vicious attempts to destroy Dan, her ex-fiancé, and his family, with the help of crooked cops.  

Her campaign led to Dan spending four months wrongly imprisoned and his parents blowing their life savings, spending over $300,000 trying to protect their son. Their story exposes a legal system which believed a lying, deceitful woman and failed dismally to protect the legal rights of this family. In sentencing Parkinson, Magistrate Beth Campbell told the victim’s family that their complaints of the failings of the legal system had not fallen on deaf ears; they had been a sobering reminder of the responsibilities of all involved.
 
The case received nation-wide publicity and as the perpetrator of this very serious crime, the courts have determined Sarah Jane Parkinson can be  publicly named.  Here  is a list of the press-coverage of this case.

Both Dan and his father are part of the team managing this crowd-funder and will be the direct beneficiaries of all funds raised through this process.  

Here, in brief, are more details of what happened: 

It all started with Parkinson having an affair with a policeman which lead to Dan breaking off their engagement. Parkinson, with the help of her crooked cop boyfriend and his mates, embark on a crusade to destroy Dan and his family. False domestic violence accusations, AVOs, alleged breaches and then a fake rape scenario where she smashed her own head with a brick, planted an empty condom packet (very considerate rapist, using a condom, eh?) and then claimed the cat ate the condom.  

But then the cavalry arrived, good cops led by a female detective who was onto the corrupt antics of the Parkinson’s police mates. “Don’t fucking touch anything!” the good cops warned the bad guys. Yes, I know… It reads like a very bad script for The Bill. But it is all totally true. 

Dan was immediately sent to prison following the fake rape allegations – the earlier violence accusations meant no questions asked. He was put into a maximum-security prison at Goulburn, a very scary place for a young prison officers who knew screws get a very bad time inside. He spent four months in an isolation cell for his own protection, suicidal and knowing he faced up to 15 years if convicted on the trumped-up charges.  

Meanwhile, with Dan taken care of, Parkinson went after Dan’s family with false violence accusations against his dad, planting stolen goods, all manner of shenanigans. But little did she know that the good cops were running a sting on her and her copper mates, tracking their movements. So it went on – for five long years.   

It is an amazing story. Thankfully it had a good ending - it is a rare event that women are punished for making false allegations.  But Parkinson’s prison sentence is no consolation for Dan losing his reputation, his job, and having to move to another state, while his parents lost their future financial security paying legal bills.  

I urge you to support this crowd-funder to show Dan and his family that you care about this appalling miscarriage of justice and the biased legal system so firmly tilted against men.

Please also write to the ACT Attorney General seeking an ex gratia payment to Dan's family to recover some of the costs of the legal fight to protect Dan. Details of how to contact the AG and what to say are included here on my website.
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If you have a moment, please support the above petition to the Attorney General. I’d appreciate it so much if you could share it too, it’s time people are held accountable for their actions or in some cases... their lack of action. It’s on the change.org site on the below link.

https://www.change.org/p/gordon-ramsay-mla-restitution-for-the-jones-family-false-rape-claims-cost-350k

Thankyou all so very very much for your support, it has truly been overwhelming!

Kindest regards
Dan Jones
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Well after many aproaches and with the support of our followers we were able to meet with the ACT Attorney General Gordon Ramsay, his chief of Staff and his legal advisor yesterday afternoon. We were able to put our concerns to him about the complete and utter failure of the justice system that he is ultimatey responsible for. The ACT jourisdiction and the Australian Federal Police (ACT Policing) pro prosecution stance, is a major issue and allows and encourages the AFP and the DPP to run any case no matter how trivial, how unlikely, how implausible or how impossible these claims may be. Nearly every crime statistic in the ACT has been declining over the previous years so the AFP's funding has to be justified somehow. The one statistic that is on the rise and quite dramatically so is allegations of domestic violence. Coincidence? They can run any case in the knowledge that their actions rarely get any scrutiny, they appear to be doing a great job to the ACT public, the figures support and justify their budget allocation and there has never been any consequence to either a false accuser, the AFP or the DPP. That is until now. The ease with which Sarah Jane Parkinson was able to manipulate the gullible Magistrates, use her NSW Police colleagues and their AFP mates to enable and support her non existant and very obviously fasle accusations is astounding and quite frankly worrying to say the least.
There will be a significant article in the magazine section of the Weekend Australian this weekend which will highlight the failures of the individuals and agencies involved and that resulted in my son being falsely arrested and ultimately jailed in the Goulburn maximum security jail for four and a half months. The ACT DPP actually applied for bail on his behalf when her lies were finally uncovered, something that has never occurred in the ACT legal system before now. Yet once he was free they continued to prosecute the false charges for another six months before all charges were finally dropped in 2014 and January 2015 in both the Supreme Court and the Magistrates Court. I encourage you all to read the the article and contact the ACT Attorney General Gordon Ramsay MLA - ramsay@act.gov.au and the ACT Police Minister Mick Gentleman - gentleman@act.gov.au.
Once again a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your generous donations and messages of support.

Kind regards
The Jones Family
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=772389903140691&id=100011090645842
Hi all, the link above will take you to a Sky News segment with Bettina Arndt who has been following Dan's case for some time now.
Our family appreciates your donations and support, however we ask that you go one step further and either phone or email the ACT Attorney General Gordon Ramsay MLA
ramsay@act.gov.au and register your support.
Please make particular comment that a forensic review undertaken by the current Director of the ACT DPP has confirmed that there was no evidence and that he was at a loss to explain how the case ever progressed.
You could also consider emailing the ACT Police Minister Mick Gentleman who has been made aware of the case numerous times but refuses to act. gentleman@act.gov.au

The more pressure we can bring to bear the more chance we can actually get them to act for the glaring failures in their portfolios.

Regards
The Jones Family
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Hi everyone,
The campaign is progressing well but all attempts to contact the ACT Attorney General Gordon Ramsay to arrange a meeting are being stonewalled. The Director of the ACT DPP, Shane Drumgold has undertaken a forensic review of Dan's case and has confirmed that there was no evidence and he is at a loss to explain how the case progressed. This is a startling admission that the DPP took 32 charges to the ACT Supreme Court and viciously prosecuted a case with no evidence!
At present every Minister we have approached has deflected the enquiry (and any blame) to another Minister or Directorate.
More to come soon hopefully.
The Jones Family
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