Friday, May 6, 2011

Woman falsely claimed she was raped at spot in park that was under floodwater at the time

Cassandra Shubert told police she was attacked while jogging in a Clarksville, Tenn. park. The only problem is that the spot where Shubert claimed to be attacked would have been under floodwater at the time of the alleged assault.

When confronted with their information, Shubert admitted she made up the report, and said she came up with the rape story so her husband wouldn't know her true whereabouts while she was away from their home.  Source:

In "False Rape Allegations," Prof. Eugene J. Kanin found that "over one-half [of the false rape claims] in his study served the complainants’ need to provide a plausible explanation for some suddenly foreseen, unfortunate consequence of a consensual encounter, usually sexual, with a male acquaintance. An assailant is identified in approximately one half of these cases."  See here.