DI Carol Simmons visited Charity Dingle in May 2018 after Charity publicly alleged that DI Mark Bails had abused and raped her when she was just fourteen. DI Simmons interviewed Charity and got all the information she needed, but regretfully informed her that it would be a weak case due to a lack of evidence and encouraged Charity to think if she could provide anything to use as evidence (witnesses, house landlord etc.) but Charity said she couldn't. Later though, Charity admitted that she and Bails hade a son together that died after he was born. DI Simmons investigated it and it turned out he was alive and got adopted. Now grown up, Ryan Stocks, agreed to leave a DNA sample which proved Bails had sex with Charity when she was only 14. However, Bails claimed the sex was consensual.