Tuesday, March 3, 2009

21 hours in custody for a rape that never happened

South Cerney's Tracey Knowles denies false allegation of rape after meeting ex-boyfriend in Bar Code

A CIRENCESTER man's night of "no holds barred" sex with his ex-girlfriend ended in a nightmare when she falsely accused him of rape.

Tracy Knowles, 20, of Beverstone Rd, South Cerney, denies doing an act tending or intending to pervert the course of justice by making a false allegation of rape between June 15 and 18 last year.

Gloucester Crown Court heard that Alexander Warren, 25, had met Knowles at Cirencester’s Bar Code on June 13 last year. They went back to his house and had consensual sex.

But the court was told Knowles later reported the matter to police saying she had been raped.
Mr Warren contacted Knowles through Facebook and she stated "it might have slipped out about you raping me but I wasn't being serious" the court heard.

He was arrested and spent 21 hours in custody before being released without charge.

The trial continues.

Link: http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/courtnews/4136050.Cirencester_false_rape_case_heard/