Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kingsport man, Joshua Morrison, charged with filing false rape report

While I am glad that this claim turned out to be false, I would like to understand why they named the "victim" of a possible sexual assault? Even after it is proven women file a false accusation, they more often than not retain their anonymity. Sometimes they are still referred to as the "victim." The double standard is unacceptable. In contrast, every false claim of rape by a man on this site names him in the news article. And none refer to him as a "victim."

We will provide follow-ups regarding sentencing, when available.

Kinsport man, Joshua Morrison, filed false rape accusation.

A Kingsport man falsely reported a rape to authorities, police said.

Johnson City police said Joshua Morrison, 30, 227 W. Carters Valley Road, Kingsport, reported a rape to them Saturday. The following investigation led police to think Morrison was lying about the rape.

He was charged with filing a false police report. He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

His hearing was scheduled for Monday in Sessions Court.