Kerre Woodham: Women who make false rape complaints let the team down
I hope they throw the book at the 23-year-old woman who’s been charged after making a false rape complaint against a Wellington taxi driver.
Women like this half-baked tart really let down the team. It is a dreadful accusation to make against someone and to make a false complaint casts suspicion on all genuine victims of sexual violence.
Detectives spend thousands of precious hours every year investigating stories of rape that turn out to be false complaints made by women whose motivations are varied. In some cases, they are troubled souls. Others are duplicitous slappers who can’t deal with the fallout from their own behaviour. But perhaps the most contemptible are those vindictive cows wanting revenge on a boyfriend or ex-partner.
And what about the lives ruined by these false complaints? Remember the young Waikato law student who was charged with rape, and was cleared only after his parents conducted an exhaustive and expensive investigation to show that there was no way he should ever have been charged with the crime?
From memory, he wasn’t even in the city at the time of the alleged attack. Charges were dropped but not before he’d been named and shamed at the university and his parents had spent thousands of dollars. As for the woman, she was never named and fled the country, leaving others to clean up the wreckage from her vicious lie.
tonyf:I definately remember that story. I think it made it on to 20/20. The sad thing was that the on campus feminists appeared and tried to justify the womans actions. I also had a friend at Waikato Uni falsly charged with rape, which was later recanted.
The courts have done a great job in sending a clear message to offenders that rape is one of the most serious crimes you can commit in this country. The average jail term dished out for rape has gone up considerably over the past few years. So now it’s up to women to take responsibility for their own actions.
Not all men are rapists. And not all women are victims.
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