THE investigation into the sexual offending of Adam Reeves is a grim story.

His victim went to the police to complain that she was being abused, but they were unable to progress the investigation, presumably because there was not enough evidence.

Only when she recorded him confessing what had happened did the police believe they had enough to take the case to court.

Even then, Reeves did not admit his crimes – only changing his plea after a trial had begun.

He is now behind bars, and rightly so.

But his case highlights the difficulties in securing convictions in sex offence cases.

And it points to the agonies victims have to go through to try to bring their attackers to justice.