Megan Morrison, 17, told a court she was raped and sexually assaulted by grandad Malcolm Harrison, 74, as a child
Megan Morrison, 17, told a court she was raped and sexually assaulted by grandad Malcolm Harrison, 74, between the ages of eight and ten.
Megan Morrison, 17, told a court she was raped and sexually assaulted by grandad Malcolm Harrison, 74
It has resulted in Megan, who has chosen to waive her anonymity, losing touch with her gran Vivienne.
Malcolm denied the charges and was found dead in a burning car in a suspected suicide before his trial concluded – never being convicted of any of the offences.
Megan stood by her story which has resulted in a year-long silence with her 62-year-old grandmother.
The teenager wrote a heartfelt letter to her gran Vivienne Harrison, from Derby, begging for forgiveness but the grieving widow says she will “never forgive” her and insists husband was “totally innocent”.
Vivienne told the Daily Mail: “It’s all lies and she’s wicked for taking away from me the best person in the world.
“Never for as long as I live will I forgive her or even give her the time of day for what she’s done. I disown her. She killed my husband.”
Malcolm, who denied the charges, with his wife Vivienne Harrison who has not spoken to her granddaughter in a year
Communications broke down after the accusations were made and the pair still aren’t talking after numerous attempts from the teenager.
In the handwritten letter to her gran, Megan wrote: “Everything I said was true.
“I still love you nan.
“I know it’s hard to believe because he was your husband.
“I miss you so much….Please don’t hate me.”
Megan, who works part-time at McDonald’s while studying hair and beauty at college, said: “I just want her back.
“We used to be have such a strong relationship.
“I have written nan a letter telling her that everything I told the police and said in court is true and that this did happen to me.
“I have told her in my letter that I know it is hard for her to believe because he was her husband and I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to lose her.
“I love my nan so much and I just want her to believe what happened to me and we can be friends again.
“I would take her back in a heartbeat.
“He would say to me ‘don’t tell your mum, this is our little secret’.
“But when I was ten I told him if he didn’t stop then I would tell someone and the abuse did stop then.”
Megan’s mum Vanessa White with her dad Malcolm who killed himself
Megan with her mum Vanessa and stepdad Craig White
The teen who had confided in her Vanessa White, 36, who works as a nurse, added: “When I found out about the allegations, she started crying down the phone saying she didn’t want to lose her nan.
“I told her that we had got to do the right thing and we called the police.
“The reason we are doing this is because we want Megan to get her relationship back with her nan.
“I don’t care what my mum thinks about me, I just want her and Megan to be friends again.”
Mr Harrison was found dead on the fifth and final day of his trial on June 30 at Derby Crown Court.
Devastated teen’s heartfelt letter begging for forgiveness
Police believed he doused his vehicle with petrol and set himself alight in a car park.
Detective Inspector Richard Burton, of Derbyshire Police, told an inquest: “Mr Harrison was currently part of a court case that was coming into its final day.
“He was the suspect in that court case and it was likely he would have received a custodial sentence (had he been convicted).
“We also now know that he had previously said to his wife that week that he could not stand going to prison.”
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