Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Truth Might Set You Free....Eventually.

Prosecutors said Coast made up the sexual assault after her parents caught her looking at pornographic websites in 2007 when she was 17.
She then allegedly made up a story of prior sexual abuse to explain her behavior.
And, unfortunately for a friend, named him. He did four years behind bars...
Mr Montgomery, who lost more than 100lb during his time in prison, was given a conditional pardon by Virginia governor Bob McDonnell.
He had always maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration.
Mr Montgomery was freed in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family at his father's home in Vale, North Carolina.
Lucky, lucky man...
His accuser has now recanted her story and has been charged with perjury.
I hope the penalty for perjury is at least four years.

H/T: Mark Wadsworth via email

7 comments:

sphinx said...

Why a conditional pardon - what are the conditions?

Rob said...

What evidence was there? Just her allegation?

John Pickworth said...

And the accused's denial... which these days is seen as better than an actual confession.

James Higham said...

He had always maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration.

Except for the wee little consideration of statutory.

Anonymous said...

Stonyground says:

Isn't it a really obvious aspect of natural justice that a false accuser should be subject to, at the very least, the sentence that the falsly accused person has had to endure?

allcoppedout said...

I wonder in all the case you find Julia - whether what we need need to know about is just how dumb people running courts are.

JuliaM said...

"Why a conditional pardon - what are the conditions?"

I haven't seen any further details - perhaps there's some non-disclosure clause?

"...which these days is seen as better than an actual confession."

No, no, what's the ne plus ultra these days is a dead accused. You can say anything you want!

"I wonder in all the case you find Julia - whether what we need need to know about is just how dumb people running courts are."

Dumb? Or calculating?