Monday, October 10, 2011

False accuser of bus driver faces jail

A woman who falsely claimed that she was raped by a bus driver in the back of his coach faces jail.

Charlene Kielty told police officers she had been dragged into the back of a bus parked at Cromdale in Strathspey and attacked by a man who she named as "Chris from Inverness".

It was more than a year later when the 23-year-old admitted that the allegation had been a lie.

Kielty, of Union Street, Inverness, admitted making the false allegation at Inverness Sheriff Court today.

The court heard that she told the lie to three police officers on various occasions between August and December last year, at Raigmore Hospital, the Corbett Centre and Burnett Road police station, all Inverness.

She claimed she had been attacked on August 19, 2009 and as a result of the lie a man was questioned by police.

The case was deferred for background reports until November 1. Kielty was warned that she faces jail when she returns to court to be sentenced.