Friday, March 16, 2012

Police says teens fabricated assault story, charged with filing false report

The following piece is actually the latest in a series of updates on the page (you can see the updates in the timeline as you scroll down the page at the link). It is encouraging to see that while the photo of the man was released for identification, he isn't named, and the police have been very proactive to make it known that he was falsely accused.

Welcome to our newest contributor, Kyle

As a former Army Judge Advocate, Kyle has vast experience defending Soldiers accused of sexual misconduct at courts-martial.

http://www.cotwa.info/2012/03/marines-share-views-on-war-on-sexual.html

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Building team

Looking to add one more blogger to our Community of the Wrongly Accused team.  Contact us if you are interested.

Woman's report of sexual assault was fake, authorities say

A woman admitted Monday to fabricating a report of a sexual assault in an unincorporated portion of Santa Ana, authorities said.

Comment to readers

In a few days, FRS will be getting a new name that is consonant with our mission, at a new address. We are also be adding new bloggers, and are shedding any hint of ideology. Although in the past we have tolerated some angry venting in comments from some readers, we are now adopting a zero-tolerance policy.  We need to zealously disassociate ourselves from any hint of misogyny or hatred of women. If you think a woman has wronged you and are here for "proof" that women are in some sense evil, you've come to the wrong blog.  Except for some truly disturbed individuals, awowed feminists do not support wrongful accusations and charges against innocent persons.

Three men cleared after rape charges proved false

On January 16th of this year just after 9:00 a.m.36 year old Lynnea Dawn Graves and 32 year old Jada Simone Holloway reported to police they were missing personal items and believed they had been drugged. They also told police they didn't recall what happened yet told police they believed they may have been sexually assaulted. The women said they had attended the Baby Bash concert at the Phaze bar in Loveland, on Sunday evening, January 15th and don't remember anything after leaving the bar until they woke up the following morning at the Hilton. Hotel surveillance images show they checked into the Hilton around 1:30 a.m. with three unidentified males.

"Since the original report we've done multiple interviews with people who have been involved and we've identified the three males," said Sgt. Kristy Volesky with the Crimes Against Persons Unit of the Fort Collins Police Department.

It was determined the parties had engaged in consensual sex.

"Based on all the interviews that we've done and the statements received the sexual contact that occurred was consensual," Volesky said.

As a result of the investigation, the two women were then arrested.

Lynnea Graves and Jada Holloway have been charged with attempting to influence a public servant and criminal extortion, and Jada Holloway's been charged with both of those crimes as well as with criminal tampering," said Volesky.

Police say that during their investigation the statements by the two women began to change.

"To a certain extent we've had them change their statements which has kind of played into the probable cause to charge them," Volesky said.

As a result the three men have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

"We presented the case to the District Attorney's office and determined there's not probable cause to charge the males with sexual assault," said Volesky.

Warrants were issued and the women turned themselves in to the Loveland Police Department on Wednesday, February 29.

Link:
http://www.noco5.com/story/17068503/two-woman-who-claimed-they-were-raped-charged-with

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lose-lose: Court refuses to quash conviction of woman who falsely retracted rape accusation

http://www.cotwa.info/2012/03/lose-lose-court-refuses-to-quash.html

Va. Supreme Court rules in favor of family

A follow up to our story HERE. My only question is, why is it necessary to file suit to have the conviction overturned, and his name removed, on a proven false accusation? Shouldn't that be an automatic process? One would like to think that in the interest of fairness and justice, this would happen as soon as the individual was determined to be innocent.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It is sometimes unjust to publicly defend the presumptively innocent

http://www.cotwa.info/2012/03/it-is-sometimes-unjust-to-defend.html

The legal infirmities in punishing 'sexual coercion'

Read it here: http://www.cotwa.info/

Woman charged with falsely reporting kidnap, rape

If you see someone who looks like either of the men pictured, do not panic, and do not call the police. The men pictured were apparently concocted out of whole cloth by a woman police now say lied about being kidnapped and raped.

On February 16, 2012, Jennifer Marie Shipley, 32, of Marietta, Georgia, claimed she had been kidnapped and raped over the course of two days in January 2012.  The police asked for the public’s help identifying two men wanted in the attack. These artist sketches appeared in the news report.

According to the news report:  "Police said the attack began on Jan. 17, when the woman was walking along Windy Hill Road near South Cobb drive in Smyrna. About 8 p.m. that night, she was forced at gunpoint into a 1990s gold Chevrolet Caprice and taken to an unknown location, where she was beaten and sexually assaulted, according to police."  Shipley claimed she wasn't released for two days.

One of the suspects was described as a black male with dreadlocks in his early 20s, 6 feet 2 and 140 pounds. The other suspect was described as a Latino male in his early 20s with short, black, spiked hair, 5 feet 2 and 150 pounds.  Ms. Shipley is white.

Now police say the kidnapping and the rape never happened. Ms. Shipley has been arrested and charged with making the incident up. Police did not give a motive for Shipley's actions.  Police say they have obtained evidence that led to Shipley’s arrest but did not provide details on the evidence. She was charged with one count of making a false statement.

Links: http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/17547218/article-Police-release-sketches-of-2-rape-suspects?instance=secondary_story_left_column and
http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/cops-cobb-woman-charged-1361732.html

Saturday, March 10, 2012

An organization branded FRS a 'hate site' -- and here is its 'proof'

An organization called the Southern Poverty Law Center thinks this site is misogynistic. The only specific post of ours it cites to "evidence" this epiphany is this one.

By no rational measure could that post be considered inappropriate in any manner, much less "hate" speech.  I hadn't looked at that post for a while, but I am laughing out loud now -- because someone who obviously didn't read it assumed it had to be hate speech. Why? Let us be brutally honest: that conclusion had nothing to do with that particular post. They've branded us haters because we have the audacity to give voice to persons wrongly accused of heinous sex crimes, and it doesn't fit their preferred narrative when we reveal that some accusers lie about rape. They can't attack our posts regarding the injustices to the wrongly accused because they'd look like monsters, so they latch on to anything they can find in order to brand us as haters, even if the thing they cite doesn't remotely support their conclusion.  The SPLC's citation to that post only underscores the inappropriateness of including this blog on their list and raises serious questions about its honesty.

Woman falsely accuses one night stand of rape after he forgot her name

Christine Jordan, 25, was convicted of perverting the course of justice and sentenced to two years behind bars after her rape lie caused an innocent 27-year-old man to be wrongly arrested for rape.

Jordan had consensual sex with the victim. The victim testified that he saw Jordan several days later at a pub, and when he could not remember her name, she gave him "an evil look." Within minutes, police arrived and arrested him on suspicion of rape. He was held in custody overnight.

Jordan falsely claimed that the victim had followed her home from a bus stop, and that, as she opened the front door, he forced himself inside and raped her.

It took a jury less than two hours to unanimously find Jordan guilty of perverting the course of justice.

The sentencing judge, Jonathan Howard, slammed Jordan's false claim as "a tissue of lies." He explained: "Because rape is such a repulsive crime false allegations of rape can have serious consequences. Most obviously for the innocent man who has been falsely accused. But it also has the consequence that you think genuine claims may be false. There is an enormous affect on probable convictions in genuine complaints. These are the reasons why the offence you have committed is so serious. It undermines the whole principles of justice in relation to an offence which is a repulsive crime. Your false claim in this case, made three days after the incident, was a complete tissue of lies. I have to take into account the gravity of the offence."

The victim's mother told a reporter after the hearing that "she [Jordan] deserved it, but the damage has been done.  I am glad that the judge took it seriously. This has destroyed [the victim] and my family. [His] friends said he was always so happy, they have stood by him through this. He would never do anything like this. He is a very angry person still."

Jordan's defense counsel said Jordan had been bullied at school and would be vulnerable in prison.

Jordan is pregnant with twins to another man and will now give birth behind bars.

News report herehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111928/Christine-Jordan-cries-rape-night-stand-forgot-name.html

Friday, March 9, 2012

Southern Poverty Law Center Hurts Advocacy by Treating Amanda Marcotte as a Victim

In Arthur Goldwag's article about hate excesses of the so-called men's rights movement, he paints Amanda Marcotte as a victim.  This is unfortunate, and detracts from whatever legitimacy Goldwag's piece might have had. The fact that Mr. Goldwag either doesn't know about, or overlooks, hateful, inflammatory statements Ms. Marcotte has made, calls into question either his research skills or his impartiality.

The following speak for themselves.

This is from Professor KC Johnson's Web site:

"Amanda Marcotte, appointed as chief blogger to John Edwards’ presidential campaign only days after penning the following “analysis” of the case:

"'I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and fucked her against her will—not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair.'"

"When criticized for the remarks, Marcotte deleted them from her website."

Source: http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/2007/04/case-narative-iii.html  

This is from ABC News' Web site:

". . . Marcotte's take on the Catholic Church's opposition to birth control:

"Q: What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit? A: You'd have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=2871447&page=1

Baby P dad sues People over 'gravest libel imaginable'

The natural father of Baby P is suing the publishers of a Sunday newspaper for £130,000 damages for printing "one of the gravest libels imaginable".

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Police classified 30 per cent of rape allegations in Kent as 'no crime'

NEARLY a third of rape allegations in Kent were dismissed as if no crime took place last year, more than anywhere else in the country.

Investigations were dropped in nearly 12 per cent of reported rapes nationally, while in Kent the figure was 30 per cent, according to a study by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and the Crime Prosecution Service (CPS).

Fort Smith Woman Filed False Rape Report

A Fort Smith woman was arrested for filing a false police report, the Police Department announced Friday.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Clearing Away the Straw Men in the 'Birth Control' Controversy

Time to dispel some myths about the current "birth control" controversy, because I can't recall seeing so much straw man since Dorothy met up with Ray Bolger along the Yellow Brick Road.

In 1973, college drop-out "Jeff Christie" replaced Jim Quinn (now a nationally syndicated conservative talk host heard on XM radio) as the evening disc jockey on top-40s Pittsburgh radio station KQV.  Mr. "Christie" couldn't make it in Pittsburgh, so he left radio altogether in 1974, only to reemerge a decade later when he replaced Morton Downey, Jr. on a California radio station under his real name, Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh, of course, eventually became the nation's leading radio host with a massive, and a massively loyal, audience.  Mr. Limbaugh retains his disc jockey sensibilities. He's a clever entertainer, and that's the main reason for his enormous success. No one would mistake Mr. Limbaugh for William F. Buckley or Charles Krauthammer.  Just imagine the brilliant Dr. Krauthammer trying to hold the interest of Limbaugh's audience for three hours every day with his detailed, reasoned, and nuanced analyses of often dull issues. You get the picture.

Last week, Limbaugh's shtick landed him in hot water when he called feminist activist and law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" following Ms. Fluke's testimony before Congressional democrats.  President Obama called Fluke to console her for the injustice. Limbaugh publicly apologized on Saturday, then again Monday. Nine Limbaugh sponsors, so far, have jumped ship in the face of feminist activist pressure, and neither Ms. Fluke nor feminist activists were willing to accept Limbaugh's apology. 

Despite it all, Limbaugh's already considerable audience likely spiked on Monday, and his devotees seem more emboldened than chastened. 

The entire affair is disheartening, a microcosm of a public discourse where the decibel level has been cranked up so high no one can hear what anyone else is saying. Demonizing each other has replaced discussion. Emotion has replaced rationality. Feigned outrage has replaced finding middle ground. And being right is more important than getting it right.

The issues in the Fluke-Limbaugh controversy are more complicated than most people are willing to admit.

Clubber cautioned after false sexual assault claim

A clubber who claimed she was sexually assaulted after a night out has been cautioned after admitting she made it up.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Unspeakable injustice

When Innocence Isn’t Enough -- read it.

It is one thing when a disturbed or malicious person commits a criminal act that causes an innocent person to be charged with a crime. It is much worse when our law enforcement apparatus doesn't protect the presumptively innocent.  (And we won't even mention our other favorite villian, the news media).

Teenager wastes 25-30 hours of valuable police time

A teenager who cried rape and wasted over 25 hours of police time has been convicted and fined in Taree Local Court.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Three men cleared after rape charges proved false, the two accusers are charged

Reported here: http://www.noco5.com/story/17068503/two-woman-who-claimed-they-were-raped-charged-with

On January 16th of this year just after 9:00 a.m.36 year old Lynnea Dawn Graves and 32 year old Jada Simone Holloway reported to police they were missing personal items and believed they had been drugged. They also told police they didn't recall what happened yet told police they believed they may have been sexually assaulted. The women said they had attended the Baby Bash concert at the Phaze bar in Loveland, on Sunday evening, January 15th and don't remember anything after leaving the bar until they woke up the following morning at the Hilton. Hotel surveillance images show they checked into the Hilton around 1:30 a.m. with three unidentified males.

"Since the original report we've done multiple interviews with people who have been involved and we've identified the three males," said Sgt. Kristy Volesky with the Crimes Against Persons Unit of the Fort Collins Police Department.

It was determined the parties had engaged in consensual sex.

"Based on all the interviews that we've done and the statements received the sexual contact that occurred was consensual," Volesky said.

As a result of the investigation, the two women were then arrested.

Lynnea Graves and Jada Holloway have been charged with attempting to influence a public servant and criminal extortion, and Jada Holloway's been charged with both of those crimes as well as with criminal tampering," said Volesky.

Police say that during their investigation the statements by the two women began to change.

"To a certain extent we've had them change their statements which has kind of played into the probable cause to charge them," Volesky said.

As a result the three men have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

"We presented the case to the District Attorney's office and determined there's not probable cause to charge the males with sexual assault," said Volesky.

Warrants were issued and the women turned themselves in to the Loveland Police Department on Wednesday, February 29.

Another Durham District Attorney Who Disregarded the Rights of the Presumptively Innocent is Ousted

Durham, North Carolina -- again.

In 2006, three innocent Duke lacrosse players were wrongly charged with rape by Durham's now-disbarred district attorney Mike Nifong.

Now, a successor to Mr. Nifong has been ousted.  Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood today ordered that Durham District Attorney Tracey E. Cline, 48, be permanently removed because her blatantly false public statements criticizing Durham Senior Resident Judge Orlando F. Hudson Jr. undermined public confidence in the judicial system.  Judge Hobgood terminated Cline's state salary, effective immediately.

Cline's vendetta against Judge Hudson started when Judge Hudson determined the Durham DA's office had withheld or destroyed evidence that could have helped defendants accused of child rape and murder. Thereafter, Cline launched an acrimonious effort last year to remove Hudson from overseeing criminal cases involving her office.

Read more here: http://www.necn.com/03/02/12/Judge-removes-Durham-County-prosecutor-f/landing_nation.html?&apID=d670384ff0be4d61abd98af04ac33d4e

Woman's rape lie causes ex-boyfriend to be arrested

Bolingbrook police: Woman lied about sex assault

Reported here: http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/10922041-418/bolingbrook-police-woman-lied-about-sex-assault.html

BOLINGBROOK — Police say a woman made up a story that led to her ex-boyfriend’s arrest on sexual assault charges.

Will County Sheriff’s police arrested Liz S. Romero, 20, on an outstanding warrant for making a false police report Feb. 22.

Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa said Romero called police Dec. 27 claiming her ex-boyfriend had broken into her 314 Woodcreek Drive apartment and kidnapped her at knifepoint.

“(She claimed) he then took her to a vacant home on the 300 block of Kirkwood Circle, where he allegedly battered and sexually assaulted her,” Rompa said. “The alleged suspect was taken into custody and transported to the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center.”

But investigators later reportedly determined “many details” in Romero’s story were false and reviewed charges against her with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Two Men’s Lives Destroyed by False Rape Claim


The following post originally appeared at Glenn Sacks.com on February 6, 2009, by Pierce Harlan:

The following news story is Shakespearean in the scope of its tragedy. A female teen’s false rape claim led to the murder of the innocent youth she falsely accused, reports a Dublin newspaper here, but the girl will not serve jail time (Herald.ie, 2/6/09).  The false accuser’s boyfriend, however, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for his involvement in the murder.

Teen girl's rape lie led to murder of 17-year-old boy

Stephen Lyne was just 17-years-old when he was stabbed to death in June 2009 because a teenage girl lied that he had raped her.  The young man who stabbed Stephen has subsequently died in an unrelated incident.  Now, the deceased assailant's male conspirator is on trial. 

In the course of the trial, Jessica Klork, 18, took the stand and admitted under oath to lying about being raped by Stephen Lyne. Klok admitted that she communicated the lie to the assailant. The assailant stabbed and killed Stephen in retaliation for the alleged rape of Klok.

"I lied that Stephen Lyne had raped me," the rape accuser told the court. "It was just a blatant, disgusting lie." 

The young victim's sister, Sophia Lyne, testified that before her brother's death, the assailant repeated the rape allegation to her and was "really mad and angry" about it. Ms. Lyne said that the assailant had told her that he was "going to get Stephen himself for this" and that he was going to stab him.

Another witness verified that the rape lie was the assailant's motivation for the stabbing.

Stephen's mother broke down on the stand as she described the last time she saw her son alive.

Sources: 
http://www.kerryman.ie/news/teen-girl-i-lied-that-stephen-lyne-raped-me-3034806.html

http://www.herald.ie/news/courts/mums-tears-for-dead-son-falsely-accused-of-rape-3035668.html

http://www.herald.ie/news/search-for-killer-of-schoolboy-as-town-left-numb-1780052.html