Thursday, August 16, 2012

Partner vows to marry girlfriend jailed for lying that he raped her

We talk of the damage that a false accusation can do on this site on a regular basis. However, one has to wonder why someone would intentionally return to a person who has falsely accused him.  It is a recipe for disaster. He is only reinforcing to that false accuser that it is an acceptable thing to do. And the odds of it happening again would likely be 1:1. I expect at some point, we will be running a story of another false accusation concerning this couple.

The partner of a woman jailed after she falsely accused him of rape has vowed he will still marry her - and said she should never have gone to prison.

Steven Delaney, 31, broke down at Manchester Crown Court after seeing his fiancée Sabrina Booth-Guy sentenced to four months behind bars.

Mr Delaney spent 18 hours in custody after Booth-Guy, 22, made the allegation following a row between the pair on Facebook.

Now – despite being forced to leave his Salford home when the accusations surfaced in January - Mr Delaney has said he still loves his fiancé and will stand by her.

And he claimed it was wrong she had been jailed for ‘a moment of insanity’.

Mr Delaney said: "It was done in the heat of the moment.

"Nobody’s perfect and she made a mistake. She’s never been in trouble before and I think it was harsh to send her to prison.

"She withdrew the accusation within a few days when she realised the seriousness of the situation.

"A lot of people would have let it drag on for months but I think she deserves respect for owning up. The only person it hurt was me – but I never made a complaint.

"It was 18 hours in custody but I slept through most of it and didn’t want to take the matter any further.

"I’ve forgiven her and we sorted it out between ourselves. If I wasn’t making a complaint, she should have just been charged with wasting police time.

"I love her and I’ll always stand by her. The next two months are going to be really hard but I’ll be waiting for her when she comes out."

Booth-Guy, of Lydford Street, Salford told police she had made up the story to ‘get her own back’ following a row over her alleged infidelity.

She later pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Sentencing her to four months in prison Judge Philip Cattan. said he has passed the sentence to deter others from making false accusations.

He said: "The courts must and will be firm where false allegations of rape are made and must send a message that false allegations of rape mean custody."

Link:
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1586147_partner-vows-to-marry-girlfriend-jailed-for-lying-that-he-raped-her