A college student's lie that she had been raped, which lie led to an "intense" investigation, has been found to be "UNFOUNDED." http://upolice.buffalo.edu/alertlist.php#13 In this particular case, "UNFOUNDED" means "false" because the student admitted she made up the whole thing. (Many rape advocates try to insist that any time the term "unfounded" is used, it should be assumed that a rape might have occurred, and that a man or boy presumed innocent should carry the taint of "possible rapist" for the remainder of his life. Here we know that this particular "unfounded" means "false.")
According to University Police: "After a review of the report, the new information provided and her current personal situation, no criminal charges will be filed in the case."
Precisely what does that mean -- her "current personal situation"? Is it any wonder that false reporting is so common when police coddle this particular class of criminal (false rape accusers) in this manner?
In fact, the police furnish no reason for not pursuing charges against this woman. But one suspects the decision was prompted by political or ideological reasons, judged by the biased -- but ever so politically correct -- assertion tacked onto the end of the University Police Alerts and Timely Warnings List: "However, it is important to note that false reporting in such cases is rare and sexual assaults tend to be underreported. UB police encourage crime reporting; we take all crime reports seriously and continue to investigate them until they are formally closed."
Excuse me, officers: false rape claims are not rare. Spend several hours educating yourselves by reading this Web site, e.g., you can start here, and http://llr.lls.edu/volumes/v33-issue3/greer.pdf and http://www.salon.com/news/1999/03/cov_10news.html and http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,194032,00.html.
As for underreporting: this is the great mystery. It is well to note that the "fact" of widespread underreporting is posited by persons who embrace sexual assault studies that inflate the incidence of rape by including consensual sexual encounters. The vast majority of women who were raped according to one famous study did not believe they were raped, even when informed that, in the view of the persons conducting the study, they had been raped. http://www.city-journal.org/2008/18_1_campus_rape.html and http://www.leaderu.com/real/ri9502/sommers.html (You see, according to the paid sexual assault advocates, we must believe women when they say they were raped, but we can't believe women when they say they weren't raped or when they recant a rape claim. Get it? Neither do we.) Accordingly, if the studies finding rampant underreporting classify as "rape" such consensual encounters, then the underreporting scare is grossly inflated.
HERE IS THE NEWS STORY:
Rape and Kidnapping Claim Was False, Investigators Conclude
Release Date: November 6, 2008
A student who claimed to have been kidnapped and raped on UB's North Campus last year has told University Police that the incident never happened.
The woman's December 3, 2007 claim was investigated by University Police, but detectives were unable to find any physical evidence or witnesses, said University Police Chief Gerald Schoenle. "This incident created an atmosphere of concern on campus, and we think it is important for everybody at UB to know that we have determined that the alleged crime never took place."
Schoenle said that it is against the law to make false statements to the police, but the university has decided it will not press charges against the woman, who is no longer a student and does not reside in the Buffalo area.
For more information about the University Police investigation, go to http://upolice.buffalo.edu/alerts.php.