Natalie Mortimer, 25-year-old nurse, struck off after she was jailed for falsely accusing her own grandfather of rape in bid to get her inheritance early

Our thanks to Ray for this. A Scottish judge with a backbone has given a custodial sentence to a young woman on a single count of making a false rape accusation. About damned time a judge did this. Far too many women walk free from court with suspended sentences. The sentence is only for 22 months, and doubtless she’ll walk free long before that. We’d wish the sentence to be for at least five years, to send a clear message to women considering making false rape accusations. From the article:

Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard at the time how she had falsely accused her grandfather of raping her when she was a child so she could get her hands on inheritance money. She eventually admitted she had made up the sex attack claims – but only after her innocent grandfather had spent time in a police cell following the allegations. The false claims wasted dozens of hours of police time and cost taxpayers more than £3,000.

At the time, sheriff Graeme Buchanan told her: ‘False allegations of rape and other sexual offences are very serious because they put doubts in the minds of jurors in genuine cases and they subject innocent people such as Mr Ritchie to a terrifying ordeal of suspicion and investigation by police.

‘What you did to Mr Ritchie was truly evil and despicable and there is only one appropriate sentence for this behaviour and that is imprisonment.’

During her sentencing, she showed no remorse as she left the court dock in handcuffs – smiling at her friends in the public gallery.

We keep hearing the narrative from judges along the lines of this one, that ‘false allegations of rape and other sexual offences are very serious because they put doubts in the minds of jurors in genuine cases…’. Does anyone think that these women care about that for one second? And surely any reasonable juror should have doubts – what’s the alternative, considering women as incapable of lying? Only after exercising reasonable doubt can jurors come to a considered view on whether rape allegations are ‘genuine’. So the narrative is utterly pointless on two counts.

Let’s return to the last sentence in our extract:

During her sentencing, she showed no remorse as she left the court dock in handcuffs – smiling at her friends in the public gallery.

How does that square with the final sentence of the article?

Representing the former Aberdeen Royal Infirmary staff nurse, solicitor Lynne Freeland said her client was aware she had ‘torn lives apart’ with her greedy, selfish and cruel actions.

I guess she was ‘aware’ that she’d ‘torn lives apart’, but just didn’t give a damn. And what compensation will her grandfather get for the vile allegations she made against him, leading him to be detained in a police cell? None.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Disgusting sentence.

    I am also heartily sick of the usual stupid, sanctimonious mantra, parroted by judges and politicians that the issue with false rape claims, is that they make it more difficult for genuine victims of rape to be believed.
    Not a word is said about the hell that the falsely accused man has been put through and the suspicion with which he will be treated, from now on.

    No. Everything has to be interpreted in terms of how it affects women.

    It’s hard not to become callous about female victims, when male victims are ignored like this.

  • a false allegation of rape is even more henious than rape itself and perpetrators need to be severely punished. It has become a de-facto sport by women nowadays to make these allegations at will, as they now know they will avoid any meaningful punishment, if exposed. It makes one wonder what kind of shameless scum could make such a henious accussation of her own grandfather. Not much of a lady for sure,and much less of a decent human being still. Pure scum, And such women are rapidly increasing in numbers!

  • At least she got some jail time. I agree that she should have been given at least 5 years, although I’m quite keen on “what he would have got” plus something for the false allegation, police time wasting and cost to the taxpayer. It’s going to be about half that anyway so it doesn’t seem too harsh to me.

    Although it seems bizarre to me that convicted female paedophiles and child rapists are getting away with suspended sentences when this woman is actually going to prison.

    Hopefully Mr Ritchie leaves his white horse stabled and cuts this vile woman out of his life and his inheritance.

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  • Disgusting person! She should be sentence for much longer!