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False Rape Allegations: An Assault On Justice - 0 views

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    Of the 90,427 forcible rapes reported in 2007, 40% were cleared by arrest or "exceptional means" (FBI, 2008d) with 23,307 of those being arrests (FBI, 2008b). Clearance of a report by exceptional means occurs when the known suspect dies before an arrest is made, when the victim refuses to provide the information or assistance necessary to follow an investigation through to an arrest, or when the known suspect is being held in another jurisdiction for a different crime and extradition is denied. In order to clear a case by exceptional means, the officers must have an identified suspect, know where he can be found, and have enough evidence for a legal arrest.
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UK - Prison for woman who cried rape after former lover spurned her - 0 views

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    "A spurned lover whose cry of rape cost police coffers £10,000 was jailed for nine months yesterday.

    Belfast Crown Court heard that Lisha Tait cried rape after being given the "cold shoulder" in a Belfast nightclub by a man she had a previous liaison with.

    The 22-year-old, from Laurel Lodge in the Flush Gardens area of Lisburn, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

    The charge relates to making a false report and two false written statements to police on dates between July 6 and August 15, 2013 claiming she had been raped.

    Crown prosecutor Simon Jenkins said the series of events began in the early hours of July 7 when police received a call from the Ambulance Service in relation to a distressed woman who claimed she had been raped outside the Odyssey complex in Belfast.

    After making the claim, Tait was taken to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Antrim, where she was examined."
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TN - Kingsport woman (Amanda Rowland) allegedly admits to making up story about rape - 0 views

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    "KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says a Kingsport woman is behind bars after she admitted to making a false rape claim.  Wednesday, deputies received a call of a rape at a home on Poplar Grove Road in Kingsport.

    When officers arrived, they found broken glass inside the home and a torn shower curtain.

    Amanda Rowland, 36, told authorities someone entered her home while she was in the shower and proceeded to rape her.

    Rowland also told investigators that her ex-boyfriend received text messages saying that she was going to be raped. She was taken to the hospital.

    After interviewing Rowland's ex-boyfriend, investigators found out he had been receiving text messages concerning the rape for the last couple of days from different phone numbers. He told police that he advised his ex to leave the home."
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UK - Woman continued false sexual assault claim even when CCTV contradicted statement t... - 0 views

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    "An innocent man spent 12 hours in custody after being falsely accused of sexually assaulting a young mum.

    Joanna Robertson also cost police 69 man hours - at least £1,380 - investigating the complaint that the man had stalked her and forcefully touched her, Dundee Sheriff Court heard.

    Robertson, 25, of Leith Walk, pleaded guilty to a charge of wasting police time on July 6 last year.

    After admitting she had made up the sex attack, Sheriff Richard McFarlane deferred sentence for reports and granted her bail.

    The court heard Robertson went to police HQ in Dundee and claimed she had been stalked through the city centre before being pushed against a wall and attacked."
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WA - Ray Spencer's Fight For Justice | Sex Offender Issues - 0 views

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    Original Article In 1984, the five-year-old daughter of Clyde "Ray" Spencer, a Vancouver, Washington police officer allegedly suggested that he had molested her. The ensuing investigation lasted eight months and ultimately Clark County authoriti...
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FL - Woman (Alexandra Westover) faked rape after skipping work: authorities | Sex Offen... - 0 views

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    Alexandra Westover Original Article (Video available)02/16/2014By DOYLE MURPHY A Florida woman wasn't raped after all - she just didn't want to get in trouble for missing work, authorities said.Alexandra Westover, 21, of Boca Raton, had reporte...
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VA - Edgar Coker's name to be taken off Va. sex offender list years after false accusat... - 0 views

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    Edgar Coker Original Article02/12/2014By Susan Svrluga A Stafford County judge has ordered a Virginia man's name removed from the state's sex offender registry and his conviction vacated after the court ruled that he received ineffective counse...
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Is bite-mark evidence accurate? - 0 views

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    "W hen Gerard Richardson stood trial in Somerset County in 1995 for the brutal murder of a 19-year-old Elizabeth woman left for dead in a ditch in Bernards, a forensic dentist testified there was no question it was Richardson who left a bite mark on the woman's body.

    The testimony of Dr. Ira Titunik, a forensic odontologist, is largely what led to the conviction of Richardson for the February 1994 murder of Monica Reyes and a 30-year prison sentence handed down to him.

    But last year, analysis of DNA extracted from saliva left in the bite mark proved it wasn't Richardson at all who had bitten the victim, but someone else who has never been identified. Richardson, 49, walked out of a courtroom a free man in December after being wrongfully imprisoned for 19 years. He is the only defendant in New Jersey wrongfully convicted on bite-mark evidence to be exonerated."
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VA - Wrongfully Convicted: An Innocent Man Speaks Out - 0 views

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    "A new report out this week from NBC estimates 2,000 people have been sent to prison over the past twenty years, for crimes they didn't commit.

    That's exactly what happened to a local man, who served four years before finally being freed, and able to come home to Panama City.

    Johnathon Montgomery finds simple joy in taking a walk his mom, Mishia. His quiet life was taken away in an instant back in 2007.

    "I was working a double at Flapjacks" says Montgomery, as he remembers the day everything changed. "I came home to my mom's house, we were living on Missouri Avenue at that point, and I got a knock on the door. Lynn Haven police arrested me, said they had a warrant out for my arrest."

    The police told him he was wanted for a crime in Virginia, which took Montgomery by surprise.

    "I didn't know what was going on." says Montgomery. "Virginia? I hadn't lived in Virginia for years!"

    Montgomery was arrested for rape. He thought it must be a mix up, or a case of mistaken identity. He went to Virginia to clear his name. "That's when it all fell apart," he says."
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MA - Woman (Gabrielle Caughey) Charged with Making False Sexual Assault Claim | Sex Off... - 0 views

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    Gabrielle Caughey Original Article02/03/2014By Marc Fortier A Massachusetts woman is facing charges that she lied to police about being sexually assaulted.Gabrielle Caughey, 21, of Mendon, MA is charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized ...
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SD - We must not be silent - The Yankton Four | Sex Offender Issues - 0 views

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    Case Info: IMAGINE YOU ARE arrested on lies like a witch in the dark ages. Nothing you say or do makes any difference to the Verdict... GUILTY Imagine your children being abducted, starved, tortured and interrogated against you. Imagine prison f...
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UK - Lincolnshire false rape claims highest in UK | Sex Offender Issues - 0 views

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    Original Article01/31/2014 The number of false rape claims made to police in Lincolnshire is higher than anywhere else in England and Wales. New figures for the 12 months up to March 2013 show that 33 per cent of all alleged rapes against adults i...
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IL - $6.3M settlement for man in prison 25 years for rape he didn't commit | Sex Offend... - 0 views

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    Original Article01/13/2014By ART GOLAB A man who spent 25 years behind bars for a rape he did not commit is the latest wrongfully convicted ex-prisoner to collect a multimillion settlement from the City of Chicago. The City Council Finance Commi...
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UK - Woman (Lisa Yapp) accused her ex-boyfriend of rape 'in a bid to cover up shame of ... - 0 views

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    Lisa Yapp Original Article01/10/2014 A woman claimed she had been raped by her ex-boyfriend in a bid to cover up a drunken threesome with two men she met in a pub, it was alleged.Lisa Yapp, 24, showed the men naked photographs of herself then w...
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MI - Woman (Mikayla Lynn Zachman-Clark) lied about being raped | Sex Offender Issues - 0 views

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    Mikayla Lynn Zachman-Clark Original Article01/08/2014By MATT TROUTMANTRAVERSE CITY - A Traverse City woman faces a criminal charge after authorities said she lied about being drugged and raped by her ex-boyfriend.Mikayla Lynn Zachman-Clark, 18,...
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UK - Sheffield woman (Emma Saxon) jailed for flat fire | Sex Offender Issues - 0 views

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    Emma Saxon Original Article12/27/2013A Sheffield woman who 'endangered lives' by setting fire to her flat in a failed suicide attempt has been jailed.Emma Saxon - who last year also made a false accusation of rape - penned letters to her mother...
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Criminal Exonerations: 2,000 Convicted Then Exonerated In U.S. Over Last 23 Years, Says... - 0 views

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    More than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the United States in the past 23 years, according to a new archive compiled at two universities.

    There is no official record-keeping system for exonerations of convicted criminals in the country, so academics set one up. The new national registry, or database, painstakingly assembled by the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, is the most complete list of exonerations ever compiled.

    The database compiled and analyzed by the researchers contains information on 873 exonerations for which they have the most detailed evidence. The researchers are aware of nearly 1,200 other exonerations, for which they have less data.
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NH - Court says man's sex charge arrest was illegal | Sex Offender Issues - 0 views

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    Original Article12/26/2013By LYNNE TUOHYCONCORD (AP) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court has reversed a man's conviction for attempted possession of child sex abuse images, saying police were wrong to arrest him for taking pictures of children at ...
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VT - Rutland police: Woman (Marie Severance) lied about sex assault | Sex Offender Issues - 0 views

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    Original Article12/24/2013By Elizabeth KeatingeRUTLAND - Police say Marie Severance, who resides outside of Vermont, falsely reported that she was raped at the Main Street Park Gazebo in Rutland. Police say providing false information to law enfor...
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VT - Woman (Bridget K. Sanchez-Yirka) charged with filing false sexual assault claim | ... - 0 views

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    Original Article12/24/2013CASTLETON - Vermont State Police have charged a Strafford woman with filing a false report after she told police she was sexually assaulted at a party in Castleton earlier this month, according to a state police press rel...
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