Friday, March 6, 2009

Falsely accused boys: collateral damage in the war on rape

In this disturbing news account, a 14-year-old school girl claimed she was raped by two classmates, boys aged 13 and 14 (Wandsworth Guardian, 2/25/09). At least the older boy, and presumably both, were held in jail for five months. The case against them collapsed after a day in trial because "it emerged that the girl could have lied about being raped to hide the fact that she had tried to skip school."
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In society's zeal to combat rape, we have allowed an entire class of victims -- males falsely accused of that vile crime -- to be sacrificed supposedly so that legitimate rape victims are not dissuaded from coming forward. . . . Read the full article at Glenn Sacks' blog