Monday, September 12, 2011

False rape claim woman could face jail

A WOMAN who falsely claimed she had been raped in the back of a bus in a car park could face a jail term.

Charlene Keilty (23) of Eildon House, Union Street, Inverness, ended in the dock of Inverness Sheriff Court charged with wasting police time with her allegations.

Keilty (23) of Eildon House, Union Street, Inverness, admitted on various occasions between August 23, 2009 and December 16, 2010 at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, and the Corbett Centre, Coronation Park, Inverness falsely representing to people that in August last year at the car park at Cromdale Park, Cromdale she was dragged to the back of a stationary bus and was raped by the bus driver and caused officers to investigate claims which she knew to be false at the public’s expense.

Solicitor Iain Innes asked for the case to be deferred for reports and for bail to continue.

Sheriff Margaret Neilson told Keilty that she would allow bail to continue but Keilty should not think that she would not get sent to prison.

“That is a real possibility,” warned the Sheriff.

Keilty will be sentenced on October 4.