This seems a fair and fitting punishment, since no one was arrested or otherwise punished for the false claim. Maybe, just maybe, we are beginning to see the end of the free pass for those who seed to levy false charges, and ruin peoples lives. Time will tell.
Reparations levied for false rape claim.
Wellington, March 6 NZPA - A teenager lied about being raped by two men at a Hamilton park in an attempt to get attention, a court has been told.
Stacey Jane Morgan, a 19-year-old student, was convicted and ordered to pay police more than $3000 reparation in Hamilton District Court this week after earlier admitting making a false statement to police, The Waikato Times reported.
Morgan told police two men raped her at Hamilton's Ward Park in the early hours of October 12 last year.
She was medically examined and later gave a detailed account of the alleged attack.
Police appealed for public help to catch the two men.
But Morgan contacted police two weeks later saying she wanted the investigation stopped.
In a subsequent interview, Morgan admitted the claim was false.
She said she devised the story to get attention from her father and an ex-boyfriend.