Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Breaking news: Biurny Peguero sentenced to one-to-three years imprisonment

It is a great irony that the false accuser in the case reported below will spend less time in prison, by a full year or more, than her victim.  Thus ends a saga we've written about here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Woman who falsely accused man of rape, sending him to prison for 4 years, gets 1-3 years jail

A 27-year-old mother who falsely accused a man of rape - sending him to prison for nearly four years - was sentenced to one to ethree years behind bars yesterday.

"What happened in this case is one of the worst things that can happen in our criminal justice system," Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Charles Solomon said before shipping Biurny Peguero off to prison.

Peguero pleaded guilty to perjury last August, admitting that her claim of rape against William McCaffrey was fabricated.

McCaffrey, a Bronx contractor, was released from prison four months later.

"To Mr. McCaffrey, I am aware that nothing I can do or say can bring back the years he spent in jail," Peguero, a mother of two young sons, said prior to her sentencing.

"I want him to know that I will carry this guilt for the rest of my life, and words cannot describe how deeply sorry I am."

In court papers filed by her lawyers, Peguero said she was too drunk to remember the night of the alleged attack in September 2005 so she came to believe her lie.

Link:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/02/23/2010-02-23_woman_who_falsely_accused_man_of_rape_sending_him_to_prison_for_4_years_gets_13_.html