Sadly, a man has taken his life after repeatedly being mistaken for a pedophile. According to Insider Brian Temple, 34, was arrested for allegedly stealing sausage rolls from a British bakery in Teesside, England. However, police released documents that wrongly stated that Temple had been arrested for a child sex offense.
The custody release papers noted that Temple was,
“engaging 13-15 year old in sexual activity,”
a court heard, per the outlet. After his release reports state that Temple became a victim of abuse in his community.
“He was verbally abused and physically attacked and was even hit in the head with a golf club,”
Teesside Live said. Temple reported the error to police, but the constant welfare checks and police visits only made it worse for him, Teesside Live said. The father of four was later found
“hanged under influence of alcohol and drugs,”
according to Teesside Coroner Claire Bailey. A Cleveland Police spokesperson told the paper:
“Cleveland Police offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr Temple at this incredibly difficult time.”
#Clique, let’s keep this family in our thoughts and prayers.