Our thanks to Francis for this.
There seems to be no end to the series of cases where women break the law, and the criminal justice system either doesn’t charge them, or gives them suspended sentences i.e. no pushment.
Eleri Edwards (32) is a teacher. She contacted the NSPCC helpline Childline on ten separate occasions, posing as a 13-year-old girl, making false sex abuse allegations against her former headmaster. For this, she was arrested and released with a caution. From the article:
Innocent Mr Williams was interviewed by police – but their investigation led to officers believing the report was a hoax.
Detectives traced the IP address the reports had been sent from. Edwards was arrested and released with a caution.
Edwards pleaded with the disciplinary panel to allow her continue teaching – saying she blamed her estranged husband for the bogus allegations.
She said: “Teaching has been more than a career for me, its my way of life as well.
“I’ve no reason to lie. I was a good teacher and I’m honest.
“I apologise to Tudur Williams. He continued to work after the allegations which makes him a credit to his profession,” she added.
And people wonder why only 4% of prisoners in the UK are women…