For my story, it's a thriller about a cop who wants revenge on the woman, serial rapist killer villain, who raped him. He wants revenge after she gets away with it. But after writing a newer draft, I was told by quite a few readers that they do not believe the premise, that a woman could get away with raping a cop. Even though a lot of rape cases, go unproven where the perp gets away with it, without being charged, the readers are saying that since the victim is a cop, he would get special treatment in that case, and the case would go to trial even if the evidence is circumstantial. Cause if it's a cop's word, and it's a rape, that automatically means it's going to trial. I want her to get away with it though, without it having to go to trial. Cause their are other subplots, that will have to be put on hold, since the trial would take probably at least a few months, maybe over a year. If I skip ahead in the story, than the other subplots will not make sense and the reader will be questioning why it took those subplot characters so long to do certain things, when it would normally take just a few days. So I would like her to get away with the crime, without being charged in just a few days if possible, so the subplots can line up right in the climax. Is there a way I can write it so that the reader believes that a villain can get away with raping a cop, without it having to go to trial, and without an investigation taking months, to the point where the case is unsolvable, right away? Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it.