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May 26, 2008
A judge has jailed a woman in the UK for eight months for retracting six claims of rape against her husband, which she claims was due to pressure from him.

The woman, from Welshpool in Powys, dialled 999 last November and told officers she had been raped six times by her husband. Police charged him with rape.

In January, however, as the case against her husband proceeded, she told officers she wanted to drop the charges, even though she still maintained they were true.

In February, she said she had lied about the rape claims, and they were untrue. Officers from Dyfed-Powys police then arrested her and she was charged with perverting the course of justice. In July, the woman changed her mind once again, saying the rapes had actually happened.
This sort of carry on just makes it more difficult for genuine rape victims to get a proper hearing from juries, but do you think that the feminist establishment care about this? Of course not:

Holly Dustin, director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said: "Imprisoning a woman for a 'false retraction' of a rape allegation sends out a chilling message that the criminal justice system is still in the dark ages in relation to sexual violence and does not understand the pressure women come under from perpetrators during the legal process."

She added that the move could make victims less likely to report rape to police if they felt they could themselves be dragged before the courts and face a jail sentence if they did not proceed with the allegations.

Edina Williams, who helps victims of rape, said: "I find it astonishing that in this day and age this woman was hauled before the courts. She is the victim of repeated rapes but she is the one behind bars. It simply does not make sense.
Rape case woman to appeal against jailing for withdrawing allegations | Society | guardian.co.uk

Anyone who works in the criminal justice system or in family law will know that false rape allegations are seen by too many women as simply a tactic to be used in a dispute and that they believe that the claim can be retracted at will. It's good that for once the courts are saying 'enough is enough' and punishing someone for this sort of carry-on

Astral Peaks

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Nov 9, 2010
" He made her a whore, raped her, but it is she who went to jail."

The UK Court of Appeal has denied an attempt by a Welsh woman to quash her 2010 conviction for perverting the course of justice when she falsley withdrew her accusation of rape against her husband after alledgedly coming under intense pressure from both him and his sister.

Despite accepting that the 29-year-old woman – known as Sarah – was suffering post-traumatic stress disorder at the time she retracted her allegations of rape, the court said he could not "quash a conviction on a broad, somewhat nebulous basis of unfairness where the conviction, following due process, is in every respect safe" because the woman was "undoubtedly guilty of a serious crime".
The mother of four, whom the Crown accepted had been the victim of "a lengthy period of domestic violence and it's implicit in the plea that she was the victim of rape," was represented for free by her legal team and had served a total of 18 days of her 8 month sentence.
She was previously forced by her husband to work in a massage parlour, providing sex for other men, as described by the head of her legal team:

"He drove her to the premises, to this brothel, waited for her and took her home again, took the proceeds and then proceeded to attack her emotionally for doing what she had done at his insistence and for his gain," he said.
Even Keir Starmer, the DPP, felt moved to offer an apology to the woman last December.

Woman fails to quash conviction for falsely retracting rape claim | Society | The Guardian

I wonder what might occur if such a prosecution was taken in this juristiction?

Hitch 22

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Dec 26, 2011
What does the Bible say?

If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her and they are discovered, then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.
Sorry. No help there.

Astral Peaks

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Nov 9, 2010
You know very well you should have started this thread in the UK forum.
Sorry, boss!!!!

I didn't actually.

It was a legal matter, Justice seemed best.

While we are at it, how come no notification goes out telling a poster his/her thread has been moved/merged?

There used to be such a thing, but no longer?



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Mar 19, 2006
I don't think it would be very different.

Although the Court of Appeal's hands were tied by the law, unless the case goes to the Supreme Court.

I do not think the same could be said of a recent case in this jurisdiction:

Alleged rape victim arrested in Ireland for refusal to testify | World news | guardian.co.uk
while cucumstancies can be taken into account and how far the allegation I feel anyone who makes a false claim of rape should face the same prision term as that their victim would have if conflicted and also to pay compensation is his (and it is HIS) name is made public

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