An unnamed 19-year-old woman lied that her ex-boyfriend raped her, and he was arrested. After the police investigation revealed the claim was a hoax, she admitted her fabrication.
Her punishment? 80 pounds.
That's about $130 U.S. dollars.
So girls, if you are the vindictive type, you, too, can scare the living daylights out of an ex-boyfriend -- for less than you'd pay for a cheap Rear Mezzanine seat to see Wicked on Broadway.
No kidding. I'd say it's worth it, wouldn't you?
Read this next paragraph closely -- I've highlighted the important part:
Detective Constable Dominique Roffey, who investigated the incident, said: "We take reports of any sexual assault seriously. However, if the allegation is proved to be false then the offender will be dealt with appropriately."
Yep. I'd say $130 for having someone arrested out of spite is dealing with it "appropriately."
Story here: http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/review.php?article=424703