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Megan Younger-Watson Biography
Megan Younger-Watson, 17, was allegedly raped at a party after spending the night drinking and doing drugs with friends in a pub.
The Suffolk Coroner’s Court in Ipswich heard how she was ‘distraught’ when she told her friends about the attack as they walked home from the party in a flat.She was found dead the next morning in her room at the Christchurch House assisted living shelter in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Suffolk Police Detective Inspector Daniel Connick said the alleged rape had been investigated and that he identified himself to a male suspect after Megan’s death.
He was never brought to court after the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to press charges, he told himself at the hearing.
Megan Younger-Watson, 17, was allegedly raped at a party in February 2019 and was found dead in her room the next morning, an inquest heard
But Det Insp Connick said it was “apparent” that Megan would have been “too intoxicated” to consent to s*x.
He also revealed that she had been in a same-s*x relationship at the time of her death on February 16, 2019.
Megan’s mother, Natashia Younger-Watson, said in the investigation that she felt that more could have been done to protect her daughter from her the night she died.
The coroner also identified a number of “missed opportunities” on how to deal with Megan in her fragile state.
The investigation heard Tuesday how the medical cause of Megan’s death came as compression of her neck, consistent with hanging.
Tests revealed that she had taken cocaine, MDMA, and Xanax, a drug used to treat anxiety, the night before, but her alcohol levels were below the legal limit for driving under the influence.
Suffolk Senior Coroner Nigel Parsley said Megan had also witnessed a violent assault and stepped in to help the victim.
Megan, described by her family as ‘beautiful, polite and funny’, was studying performing arts at Suffolk New College in Ipswich and was living in supported accommodation
Phyl Chigome, a services manager for Christchurch House, said she decided not to evict her after being satisfied with her future plans after meeting with her mother and a key worker.
Megan came out to celebrate that she was allowed to stay and went with friends to the Grinning Rat pub on the night of February 15, 2019, which has since closed.
Friends said in the investigation that the group had been drinking and using drugs, while Megan, who rarely dated, told a friend that she “didn’t know what she was doing.”
The group then went to a party in a flat, where Megan reported having been raped.
Fellow Christchurch House residents described taking Megan back to the shelter where CCTV showed her in a hallway while intoxicated.
Megan was carried upstairs twice by the night concierge and was last seen on CCTV around 8 a.m. entering the room of her partner where she started an argument.
She later calmed down and returned to her own room, she was reported to the investigation.
Friends dialed 999 around 10 am after receiving no response from her room.
The investigation heard how paramedics and police found her dead inside after breaking down the door and were unable to revive her.
Megan’s mother, Natashia Younger-Watson, said she felt that more could have been done to protect her daughter from her the night she died.
The investigation heard that there were no staff members on site between 6.30am and 1pm on Saturdays.