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Say what? In this day and age just the accusation of being a sexual predator - and make no mistake, rapists are considered sexual predators - can turn a man’s life upside down. It can crush relationships, devastate families, and destroy careers. And if an arrest and conviction follow an accusation then the man has to register as a sex offender and tell his neighbors all about it wherever he goes. It’s the modern Scarlet Letter
In short, you’re runied as a functional human being for the rest of your life
I’ve long held that a woman who falsely accuses a man of rape with the intent of doing the type of harm I just described ahould be held to the same sentence the man would have gotten for the rape. Harsh? Maybe, but it would make a woman think twice before pulling a stunt like this:
A woman who made eight separate false claims of rape or sexual assault has been spared jail.
Gemma Gregory, 28, accused seven different men over a six-year period.
Former boyfriends were subjected to police questioning and DNA testing to clear their names.
Not once. Not even twice. Eight times she falsely accused men of rape. And she did it with malicious intent. From the police investigator on the last case:
‘She wanted him put in prison. She kept this going for a long time.’ He said that some of the earlier ‘suspects’ had been arrested and had intimate samples taken as part of the inquiries.
This time around she got a year’s prison sentence after she was charged with the falsification. A year? If those police officers hadn’t known about her history of lying about such things that could have cost the man she accused much, much more that that.
The sentence was suspended because she has “mental health problems.” You think? Personally, I don’t think it should have been suspended. Prisons are chock full of people with “mental health problems.” Why should she be any different?
I may be stuck on stupid with this one but she - or any woman who falsely accuses a man of rape - should do at least the minimum time a rapist would do if convicted. That doesn’t mean if the man is found not guilty or the case is nolle prossed for lack of evidence. I mean if it can be shown that she lied with the intent to ruin a man - well, you know the rest
Maybe someday we’ll have a politician come along who will address an issue like this
Heh. Never happen