As we've often discussed on this blog, there should be varying punishments for a false allegation of rape or sexual assault, depending on how far the case/investigation goes, whether someone is arrested or not, along with several other factors.
In the following story, Amanda Moyes has received one year in jail.
The reason she said she was raped? She cheated on the man she was in a relationship with. She left for three days and had consensual sex with the man she accused, then, when she went back to the man she was in a relationship with, she said she was raped.
The man she accused spent almost a day in jail over her accusation. Unless you have been in his shoes, you can only imagine what he went through mentally during that time in custody.
She also was given a year suspended sentence for perverting the course of justice.