Wednesday, November 17, 2010

False rape claim girls may face jail

A police investigation was launched after two teenagers claimed that a man attempted to rape them in Tentsmuir Forest.

Two teenage girls who sparked a police investigation after falsely claiming they had been raped have been warned that they could face jail.

Rebecca Wood and Johanna Law, both 17, called police from Tentsmuir Forest in Fife, saying that a man had attempted to rape them.

In an appearance at Cupar Sheriff Court, Woods admitted making false allegations to a police call handler.

The resulting investigation caused officers of Fife Constabulary to devote their time to investigating the claim, leaving members of the public potentially under suspicion of attempted rape.

Low pleaded guilty to the same charge by letter.

Sheriff Charles Macnair deferred sentence until next month for social background reports, and an assessment of the pair's ability to carry out community service as a direct alternative to a jail term.

[FRS COMMENT] - We will keep an eye open for an article on the sentencing, and pass it along as soon as there is something to relay.