Friday, June 26, 2009

Lorraine Rothwell, who made false rape allegations missing from Perth home

Barring information that foul play has occurred, it appears that this false accuser has now violated the terms of her restriction of liberty sentence (it appears this is a non-custodial, home confinement punishment). When she is found, if it is determined that she went missing intentionally, I wonder if she will be put in prison? Seems she should have been there to begin with for the false accusation.

Lorraine Rothwell missing after restriction of liberty order imposed.

A WOMAN who made false rape allegations against a neighbour has gone missing from her Perth home.

Police officers are "growing increasingly concerned for the welfare" of Lorraine Rothwell. The 45-year-old has been missing from her home in the Bridgend area since around 9.45pm on Thursday.

Earlier this year Mrs Rothwell appeared in court after she falsely claimed neighbour Alexander Green had forced himself upon her and had sex without her consent.

Perth Sheriff Court heard Mark Rothwell had suspected his wife was having an affair with Mr Green after she spent a night in his flat downstairs.

In a row with her husband she admitted she had kissed their married neighbour, before claiming she had been raped.Officers from Tayside Police visited the couple's flat in Dunkeld Road and were told about the allegations.

She maintained the lie for two days before conceding it was not true.

A restriction of liberty order was imposed when Mrs Rothwell appeared for sentencing on January 7.

She admitted a charge of wasting police time by making a false allegation of rape on November 5.

Tayside Police said Mrs Rothwell may have been in Perth town centre shortly after her disappearance. Officers are urging her to contact the force directly to confirm she is safe and well.

Mrs Rothwell is 5ft 2in and slim with blue eyes and long blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black waist-length jacket, grey jeans and black boots, and was carrying a black handbag.

Anyone who has seen Mrs Rothwell or has information that could assist police inquiries should call officers on 0300 111 2222.