Saturday, May 17, 2008

False rape claims used to destroy the males in the family

Posted below is a particularly wicked case of feuding relatives trying to destroy the men in the family by falsely crying rape. Some of the most effective false rape claims are made by family members. Excerpted after the story, below, are some of the comments to the story. I am astounded by the comments that chide the accuser for the harm her lies have done to the children and to hypothetical false rape victims. Yes, the false accuser has done them harm, but how on earth could the commentators overlook the primary victims -- the male relatives falsely accused of rape? False reporting of rape may be the only crime on the books where the public discourse ignores the actual victims -- innocent men wrongly accused who face possibly decades of prison time for a crime they did not commit. The fact is, this crime has become so embroiled in the feminist sexual assault milieu that is verboten to discuss men as actual victims. This, of course, is truly twisted. False claims comprise anywhere from 9 percent to more likely closer to half of all rape claims. It's victims are almost exclusively male. Yes, rape is a terrible thing; but false accusations against innocent men are also a terrible thing. The two are not mutually exclusive.

HERE IS THE NEWS ACCOUNT

2 sisters accused of false rape reports against relatives

By Shawn Cohen
The Journal News • May 17, 2008

SLEEPY HOLLOW - A retired Westchester County correction officer and her sister took a family feud to new heights when they falsely reported that two child relatives were raped, police said.

Joyce Armstrong, 49, the retired officer and a Greenburgh resident, and sister Debra Washington, 50, of Sleepy Hollow were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Washington also was charged with falsely reporting an incident; Armstrong is expected to be charged with that crime as well, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said yesterday.

Washington is alleged to have made an anonymous call to the state's Child Protective Services hotline and claimed that a pre-teen girl in the family was raped by a male relative.

As a result, the little girl was examined by doctors and interviewed by detectives, "all over something that never happened," O'Leary said.

Washington was arrested May 1.

Armstrong was arrested Wednesday, accused of falsely reporting that the girl's teenage sister was raped by another male in the house. Armstrong made that claim to the girl's school.

The special victims investigations team, the county's version of a sex-crimes unit, determined that both allegations had been fabricated.

"Some sort of family feud seems to be the motive for making the false allegations," O'Leary said.

NOW, EXCERPTS FROM SOME OF THE COMMENTS

These two should face jail time for what they did to these little girls.

These women should be convicted of their crimes and punished with jail time. They should be held responsible for their actions for what they put these innocent girls threw.

Any time a false rape claim comes from someone as � creditable� as her it hurts all other rape victim. The two sisters should be out in jail for as long as the false rapist was facing.