Monday, June 27, 2011

Terri Sproul, who made false rape claim caught trying to cover up her lies on Facebook

If you needed help for a drug and alcohol addiction, where would you turn? AA? A hotline for addicts? A rehab center? Would you think that saying you had been raped would be an effective strategy?

Terri Sproul did. Why? Because she had a falling out with her parents over her £300 a day habit. It seems that she had gone to a drug and alcohol fueled party, where she was seen snorting cocaine. There, she met a man that she later had consensual sex with.

Later, it was reported to the police that she had been raped. Who reported it, is unknown. But it appears to be tied in to the fallout with her parents.

She maintained this lie for six weeks, wasting almost 200 hours of police time. Thankfully, no one was arrested, or even brought in for questioning. Her lie however, unraveled when police found a comment she posted on Facebook in which she asked the man she had met at that party:

Oi Oi sexy how are you? Listen if the police phone you I got out of the taxi on my own. Don't say you came to mine.
At this point, when questioned by the police about the comment, she admitted her lie. Her punishment for the lie? A16-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, and 200 hours of unpaid service.

Seeing as there was no one arrested or even brought in for questioning, that seems reasonable.