...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 police concern, as always, is never for the innocent or unjustly accused, but only for their own wasted time:
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.
Detective Chief Inspector Dominic Scally said: "This false report not only wasted countless police hours but ultimately spread fear and concern throughout the community.Is it worth it, when the sentence is...nothing?
"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."