Monday, January 12, 2009

Woman falsely accuses teens who stole from her of gang rape

Woman charged with false rape complaint likely to defend charge

A woman charged with making a false gang rape complaint over an incident at a Banks Peninsula bay has not retracted her original statement, and is likely to defend the charge.

The 33-year-old woman has interim name suppression and will next appear January. The Christchurch District Court judge has ordered a psychiatric report for that appearance.

A psychiatrist who saw her yesterday says she still maintains the incident had occurred.

Four teenagers have been charged with stealing a variety of items worth $870 from the woman