- Jun 5, 2017
True. No charges have yet been brought against the false accusers of Liam Allen or Samson Makele, both of whom faced long prison stretches last year, had they been mistakenly convicted of rape, until the complainants in both cases were conclusively proved at the last minute to have fabricated their stories. It is pretty clear at this stage that no charges will ever be brought against either of them despite the fact that the evidence that they committed serious criminal offences is much, much stronger than the so-called 'evidence' that they were actually raped. That is an utter farce.Not alone is there a financial incentive but the complainant enjoys lifetime anonymity, the accusation can be made sever years after the alleged event, no forensic evidence is required, no witnesses are required and there are limits on the defence that don't apply in other cases.
Add in the fact that the chance of suffering any negative consequence for making a false complaint is almost to zero and it's not difficult to imagine that there are more innocent people in prison for sexual offences than any other type of crime.
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