Jenny Mullinger killed herself by jumping in front of a train after she learned that her husband. David, sexually abused a nine-year-old girl two times. The 64-year-old British man originally denied the accusations, but eventually admitted to the sexual abuse.
David Mullinger was arrested at a country club after the girl told her mother about the abuse. Mullinger denied any of the accusations at first. However, after he admitted to sexual abuse of a child under 13 years of age he was sentenced to three years in jail and an indefinite Sexual Offenses Prevention Order. This bans him from unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16.
In court, the presiding judge told Mullinger, “This is a desperately sad case. I’m sure you’re only too aware of the awful harm you’ve done.”
Later, a personal statement from the victim’s mother was read. In it was included: “Prior to this abuse she was a happy, carefree and innocent child with no knowledge of anything sexual whatsoever. Now this is no longer the case. The anger she feels about what happened is immense. Will she be able to trust a man ever again? My heart breaks at the thought of the long journey that lies ahead for her in order to recover from something like this.”
Jenny Mullinger was pronounced dead at the scene of the suicide.