Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rebecca Leigh Knight fined over false rape allegation

A MANDURAH woman who falsely claimed she had been raped was fined $1250 when she appeared in Mandurah Magistrate’s Court on November 2.

$1250 fine for false accusation of rape.

Rebecca Leigh Knight (27) pleaded guilty to creating a false belief and breach of bail.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Mick Fallows said Knight was at a beach with a man in January 2007. She went into a public toilet and the man left. He said Knight had contacted someone and said she had been raped.

Knight went to the Scarborough police station and told police she had been pushed into a cubicle by a man and raped. Const. Fallows said Knight was examined by a doctor and police found discrepancies in her allegations.

Const. Fallows said 24 man- hours were used investigating the allegations and $607 restitution was sought.

A community justice services officer said Knight had met the man she had been with at the beach through a computer website. When Knight went to the toilet and the man left, Knight was angry.

Knight also failed to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on August 6.