Monday 10 January 2011

Two More For The List...

One a follow-up noted by Mark Wadsworth (via email) to a previous case:
...she denied two charges on Wednesday of false reporting and her lawyer complained in the New York court she had been ‘vilified’ in the press.
And whose fault is that, exactly?

And one via Mrs Erdleigh on Twitter:
A teenage girl who sparked a major rape investigation has been sentenced after she admitted lying about being attacked.

The 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to a 12-month referral order and ordered to pay £105 in costs at Manchester Magistrates Court on 7 January 2011 after admitting one count of perverting the course of justice.
The police concern, as always, is never for the innocent or unjustly accused, but only for their own wasted time:
Detective Chief Inspector Dominic Scally said: "This false report not only wasted countless police hours but ultimately spread fear and concern throughout the community.

"These concerns, even though wholly unfounded, were very difficult to allay and we spent a lot of time and effort trying to reassure residents.

"The scope of our investigation in this incident proves how thoroughly we investigate all reports of rape and I hope this girl's inexcusable actions in no way deter genuine victims from coming forward.

"This sentence should also act as a warning that we will take action on anyone foolish enough to make up such an offence."
Is it worth it, when the sentence is...nothing?


Mark Wadsworth said...

Ta for link.

£105? Not much of a sentence, is it?

WV: daught

Anonymous said...

you toaly raped me Julia, lol

Anonymous said...

sorry, didn't mean it, i woz a bit pissed init

Anonymous said...

i have got an interview with DCI Scally from Manchester today, I will ask him to take part in a documentary on his perception on the effects of this crime on its victims. more to follow.......

Quiet_Man said...

I'm of the opinion that the sentence should match that which the accused would have got.
But that would require common sense.

JuliaM said...

"I'm of the opinion that the sentence should match that which the accused would have got."

Yes, that seems appropriate.

Anonymous said...

DCI Scally said his job is difficult and doesn't care about the victims of crime as long a he hits his targets?!?

plus am i reading this right Scally-Manchester