It takes some courage to face your own fears, let alone take responsibility of them.
It requires much more of that to be a parent, a parent who is willing to handle and sacrifice their resources and parts of their being to save their children. It would need balls for a real parent to acknowledge forgiveness for their sinned offspring. Jonathan Evans is that man, the father who turned his son in as soon as he got to know of his misdeeds through reading textbooks. His son, at the time, was a top notch student with high prospects, while the son empty also evaded justice because the complaint was never made by victim.
His father Jonathan, 47, told the Mirror: ‘I would do the same thing again, I would have to because that is my moral standing on it, it is painfulthe but it itbs right. You cannot get on with your life if you live your life under a lie, as much as this hurts it is the right thing to do.”
Evans apologised to the victim by text two months later and his appalled dad Jonathan and his stepmother Sarah Morris, 47, saw the message and told him to tell police. They marched him to a police station where he told officers his name and what he had done. They tracked down his victim, who had been a virgin, who told them about the attack and he was charged with rape. She said she was left feeling ‘worthless’ and unable to trust men again.
His father Jonathan said outside Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court: ‘I wanted him to tell the truth, he had to do the right thing and admit his guilt.
It’s been difficult for all of us and it’s caused quite a few arguments.I’ve said to him that the best thing for him is to show everyone that you’re doing your best to rectify what has happened. It has been a shock to the system for him – I’m hoping being in prison will give him time to reflect.
The court heard Evans’ victim had told him to stop at the last minute but he had carried on during the attack in January last year.
At the time he had been a top grade student studying maths, computing and history in college.Prosecutor Claire Pickthall said: ‘She didn’t make a complaint but two months later Evans and his stepmother turned up at a police station to say what had happened.
’ Evans, of Pontypool, South Wales, was jailed for two years and ordered to register as a sex offender.
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