Started by Graboid, Jun 25, 2005, 07:17 AM
£80 fine for crying rape By JOHN TROUPA TEENAGE girl has been let off with an £80 fixed-penalty notice for wasting police time -- after falsely accusing a man of RAPE. Her 24-year-old "attacker" was held for 16 hours before being released on bail pending further inquiries.But the decision not to take the 18-year-old girl to court -- and face a possible TWO YEARS jail -- provoked fury last night.It is believed to be the first time a woman who has falsely cried rape has received one of the penalty notices -- meant for minor offences.The girl's claim was found to be malicious after an investigation involving three doctors and two scenes of crime officers. And HER victim, from Chelmsford, Essex, has been totally cleared.Essex Police said: "We felt it appropriate to issue a fixed-penalty notice in this case because enough police time had already been wasted over the allegation."Taking it to court would have wasted further police time."The fixed notice was considered the most suitable and effective punishment."Former Metropolitan Commander John O'Connor said: "I have never heard of anything like this in my life."The fact that this woman escaped with a fixed penalty is a disgrace. She should have been prosecuted at the very least and would have faced a maximum of two years for wasting police time." Mr O'Connor, a former head of the Flying Squad, added: "These allegations could have ruined this man's life."Fixed-penalty notices are handed out for speeding or using a mobile phone at the wheel, not false allegations of rape." Local Tory MP Simon Burns said: "Malicious allegations are reprehensible. Given the appalling impact on the accused this punishment is lenient."Norman Brennan, of the Victims of Crime Trust, said: "This is a misuse of the fixed penalty system. A false allegation of rape is a very serious crime. "Women who make false allegations like this deter many genuine rape victims from reporting what has happened to them. "An appropriate sentence for this type of false allegation should be imprisonment."
Her 24-year-old "attacker" was held for 16 hours before being released on bail pending further inquiries.
"Women who make false allegations like this deter many genuine rape victims from reporting what has happened to them.
In fact this type of situation proves much of my point when I'm here.The cops are behind this bullshit rape hysteria. If they started prosecuting women who make false accusations it would curb their industry down to zilch.People might start talking about how often false accusations do happen, prosecution attornies might start telling juries that most statistics are misleading and not all guys are rapists.Kind of puts a damper on their cashchow system of justice doesn't it?
When , if ever, will they see men who are falsely accused of this crime ever going to be seen as victims?
Cops cannot prosecute, they only can arrest. Don't blame the muscle for carrying out their job. Cops are told what to do and whom to arrest, it is the lawyers and judges who make the decisions, and they are told what to do by the public. So if we want to change things, we need to protest loud and clear the light treatment of false accusers.
He deserved to be treated like the scum they saw him as in their eyes.