Friday, January 9, 2009

Prostitute falsely accuses men of rape, causes them to be arrested

The title of the following news story t is completely wrong -- a false rape accuser is not a "victim."

False Rape Victim [sic] Gets 1-Month Jail Term

Bandar Seri Begawan - The Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court sentenced a 26-year-old woman to one-month imprisonment yesterday after she pleaded guilty to making a false rape report to the police.

Wailah binti Sakrib made a report at the Limau Manis Police Station six days ago that she was raped by an unknown individual at a house in Kampong Masin, the court heard.

As a result of police investigation, the police arrested two men, namely Ngo Van Van, 42, and Marzukin bin Dar-wash, 28, at the vicinity of a construction site in Kampong Masin.

According to the Deputy Public Prosecutor, Christopher Ng, who was assisted by Prosecuting Officer Attiyah Abas said it was revealed that the defendant had, in fact, asked for money in exchange for sexual services.

The defendant had later stated that she made the false report of rape because she was unsatisfied that she was not paid for her services.