Mum tried to kill herself after her accused rape-cop was let free
Mum who raped by cop when she pregnant reveal on how she attempted suicide after 7 years later when she learn that accused cop had been freed from jail just seven years after being handed two life sentences.
According to Mirror, in an exclusive interview, she told how she now lives in fear that Mitchell could track her down and kill her, after her evidence helped lock him up.
Waiving her right to anonymity Candice, 42, said: “An officer came to my home and told me he’d been released last year. I was screaming – I didn’t understand. I had a breakdown.”
Mitchell had tormented and assaulted Candice for months, tracking her on the police computer when she tried to flee his clutches. He would even sit outside her home in wait for her.
Candice said: “I can’t sleep at night. I’m worried I’ll turn around and Mitchell will be there.
“I’m scared he’ll kill me or torture me. Even now I feel like he’s crawling over me.
“He was released after his first hearing with the parole board. How can that be right? We all thought he’d never get out. It’s not right. I will never recover.”
Candice described how Mitchell targeted her in 2001 after her troubled life spiralled out of control and she was in the grip of heroin addiction.
The rogue cop was able to use police records to stalk her as she desperately moved house.
Mitchell, of Glasgow, even raped Candice while she was pregnant.
He drove her in a patrol car to remote beauty spots to carry out his horrific attacks. And Candice lashed the Parole Board for “falling for his lies” – claiming he conned them into believing he was reformed.
She said: “He knows how to impress the Parole Board, he knows exactly what to say. He’ll be laughing now.
“It’s bad enough he could con his way into the police in the first place.
“They’re not thinking of the people he has hurt, it’s going to be with them for the rest of their lives.”
Candice first met Mitchell when she was homeless, sleeping under bridges in Newcastle, stealing to feed her habit.
“The abuse went on a long time, he’d come to my home saying there was a warrant out for my arrest. He’d sit outside in a black Jeep for hours.
“Sometimes I’d just hide, I’d lie on the kitchen floor for hours. One time I went outside and screamed at him, but he just said, ‘I’m a police officer, I can do what I want’.
“He even came to my house when I was clean and off drugs. He gave me a bag of heroin, he knew I’d take it.”
“Officers begged me to give evidence. They knew I’d been attacked but I didn’t want to go to court.
“But I did, and had to watch as he smiled at me in court. It was horrible.
“Then as soon as he was found guilty I was dropped like a hat. They’ve told me nothing, I had no contact, not even counselling.”