Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Woman who statutorily raped boy bribes girl to falsely accuse the boy of rape

Comment about news story below: I can think of few false rape scenarios more heinous than the one where a teen male is twice victimized by the same woman:  first, when she statutorily rapes him; and second, when she tries to save her own skin by falsely accusing her callow lover of rape. The case below is similar to others we've reported on, only crueler and more heartless.  We have made the point on this site that one of the classes of males most susceptible to false rape claims is teen boys who have sex with adult women, and this case ought to be read as a cautionary tale for teen boys. 

The reason the case below is especially odious is because after the woman was charged with statutorily raping the boy (who was just 15 ), police say she tried to bribe a 14-year-old girl to falsely cry rape against the young man in exchange for $100, telling the girl it would help her with her court case.  The girl at first refused, but after the woman reportedly threatened her, the girl decided to lie. If that lie had its intended effect, it would have sent the young man to prison for many years.  Too often on this site we see women and girls willing to sacrifice the life of a male to achieve some selfish goal.  The examples of womanhood in this case, both the woman and, to a lesser extent, the girl, are despicable and, unfortunately, play into some awful stereotypes that fuel the engine of misogyny.

Here is the news story:

Woman faces more charges

A woman facing trial later this month for statutory rape of an underage boy is now charged with trying to discredit the victim.

Enchantra Beattie, 37, 221 Peeler St., Granite Quarry, has been charged with felony extortion and felony obstruction of justice. She was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $10,000 bond.

Capt. John Sifford of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office said the latest charges came after Beattie accompanied a 14-year-old girl who reported she had been been given alcohol and raped by a 19-year-old on April 1.

During the interview, Beattie mentioned to officers that the teen was the same person she had been charged with having sex with.

Investigator Clint Mauldin took over the case and asked the parents to come with the girl to the Sheriff's Office for an interview.

The girl's parents were unaware of the rape allegation. And during the interview, the girl said the allegations were false.

She told Mauldin that Beattie offered her $100 to make the false report, saying that it would help her out with her court case.

Sifford said the girl at first refused, but Beattie then threatened to report the girl's parents to the Rowan County Department of Social Services, causing them problems.

At that point the girl agreed to tell the rape story.

Sifford said the girl had apparently met Beattie while visiting a friend.

Spencer Police originally charged Beattie with statutory rape more than three years ago. The boy was 15 years old.

That trial is set for April 21 in Rowan County Superior Court.