‘Kind, funny and bright’ student, 17, hanged himself after being falsely accused of rape and finding it ‘difficult to cope with the investigation’

We regularly point to pieces about women making false rape allegations, including:

6 dangerous rape myths (Hannah Wallen)

10 reasons false rape allegations are common (Jonathan Taylor)

13 reasons women lie about being raped (Janet Bloomfield)

Our thanks to Joe, a party member, for pointing us to this. It’s a tragic tale, and I was struck by this:

Central Hampshire senior coroner Grahame Short recorded a verdict of suicide and said he struggled to cope with the false accusations and the investigation.

He said: ‘I got the impression he was well liked and mature in some ways, but was a sensitive young man and vulnerable in some respects and he found it difficult to cope with the police investigation.’

The clear inference here is that if the young man hadn’t been ‘sensitive’ – a curious adjective to describe a young man with a history of depression, and taking anti-depressants – he wouldn’t have struggled to cope with the false rape accusations, and the police investigation. It’s a grotesque example of victim blaming, and a testament to a societal lack of empathy towards men.

Joe’s email included the following, reproduced with his kind permission:

This story made me sick. It is the work of Alison Saunders, head of the CPS. This is not the world I want to leave my son.

The girl who made this false accusation needs:

1. To be named publicly (to immediately protect the innocent from her).
2. Put on a sex-offenders register herself (so that in the future boys and young men are protected from her).
3. Prosecuted by the CPS for perverting the course of justice, and given life imprisonment (equivalent max sentence for rape conviction).

In terms of action items, what do you think about J4MB openly and very publicly insisting that the CPS prosecute this girl?

If the CPS doesn’t prosecute, a men’s rights group needs to take out a private criminal prosecution against this girl. Things have gone way too far and men need to fight back. Action, not blogging. A guide on how to take out a private prosecution in England and Wales is here.

Here’s an idea: J4MB can formally propose “Jay’s Law” and get Nigel Evans, Conservative MP and former deputy Commons Speaker acquitted of rape, to drive it.

This will be the male answer to Clare’s Law.  It will create a database of people who have made allegations of rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking against others.  Access to the database information will be exactly the same protocol as access to the Clare’s Law database.

Essentially, it will protect men from psychobitches who regularly misuse the law against innocent men.  “Hello officer, we have concerns.  My son is dating this girl but we want to make sure she’s not a psychopath. Has she made any allegations against anyone?”



4 thoughts on “‘Kind, funny and bright’ student, 17, hanged himself after being falsely accused of rape and finding it ‘difficult to cope with the investigation’

  1. The man’s family probably has a good civil case against the accuser if the accusation can be shown to be the least bit frivolous or malicious. That would be a radical step in upholding the rights of men to be free from legal terrorism.

  2. The Jay Cheshire case has been covered by the Times, Mail, Telegraph, Mirror, Daily Echo and now even the Independent have finally realised just how newsworthy it is.

    Obviously the Guardian isn’t going to like this story but it’s pathetic that the BBC shares their contempt for innocent young men such as Jay Cheshire – not a trace of this story anywhere on the BBC website at the time I posted this.

  3. Disgusting. I’m sure that Jay is not the only young man that has done this after a false accusation, we are just hearing about this one instance. If the tables were turned and a young man had falsely accused a young woman assaulting and raping him, resulting in the woman committing suicide and he later withdrew the accusation. I’m sure that there would have been enormous public outrage and inevitable prosecution. I hope someone in the UK follows this story for us to pass on any further developments.

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