Friday, November 14, 2008

Another teen lies about rape, still police call her a 'victim'

The news story reprinted below tells us much about the rape culture that insists rape is oozing from every crevice and that the very allegation of a rape by a girl is sacrosanct regardless of whether the facts refute that allegation. Here, another teenager falsely cried rape to cover up a sexual encounter. The police admit her story was bogus but make the following astounding assertion: “We are still treating her as a victim and we do believe something happened.”

You see, our false rape culture is one where a girl can insist on wrapping herself in the mantle of victimhood merely by saying she was victimized by a male, regardless of whether the facts refute it, and it is impossible to unwrap her regardless of what the facts show.

Yes officers, you are correct. "Something happened." A crime occurred, no question, and here's what it was: a girl lied about rape. Again.

And once again it sounds as if the police aren't going to take it seriously. So it will continue to happen with frightening regularity.

HERE IS THE NEWS STORY:

Palatka High School teen’s rape report fabricated, Sheriff’s Office says

By JIM SCHOETTLERThe Times-Union

A 15-year-old girl lied about being raped in a Palatka High School bathroom last week to cover up a sexual encounter she had off-campus, authorities said this afternoon.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the actual encounter she had and have not decided whether to charge her with filing a false police report, said Capt. Rick Lashley.

Lashley said a detective received information over the weekend that the girl’s initial story was fabricated and deputies confirmed that in a meeting with her this morning.

The girl told deputies she was attacked after being dragged into a second-floor bathroom during school Oct. 27. She said she was held at knifepoint and raped. The girl returned to class and didn’t report the incident until getting home hours later. Her mother called deputies.

The Sheriff’s Office released information about the reported rape three days later, including a composite sketch of the person the girl said committed the attack. Deputies based the sketch on details from the girl, surveillance video taken from near the time she said she was attacked and other accounts.

School officials responded to the reported rape by sending letters home with students and taking phone calls from worried parents.

But Lashley said the girl’s story, including details included in the sketch, was bogus. Lashley didn’t have details about when or where the girl had the actual encounter. After her mother reported the rape to police, the girl was taken for an examination that showed she had sex, deputies said.

“We are still treating her as a victim and we do believe something happened,” Lashley said.

“Hopefully we’ll get to the bottom of it. When the investigation is finished, we’ll decide whether to charge her with filing a false police report.”

Link: http://news.jacksonville.com/justin/2008/11/03/palatka-high-school-teens-rape-report-fabricated-police-say/