Rape is a very serious crime in the United Kingdom, as it should be, and in the most extreme of cases can carry a tariff of up to life imprisonment. However, making a false allegation of such a serious crime (and doing it multiple times) which could change a man’s life forever, is not taken quite as seriously.
From the Leicester Mercury is exactly such a recent example, where a woman faked tears with water before claiming she was raped by an innocent man.
What I think is particularly cruel about this case, is that not only were these multiple false allegations made against the same individual, but they were made against a man who had learning difficulties and was probably not fully able to articulate and defend himself.
This does remind me of the case from Australia in 2016, when a young autistic man was publicly shamed simply because of his awkward friendliness to others.
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