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Old 12-17-2015, 09:38 AM
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Sadly rape is the serious crime that goes most unreported and the crime with the most false reports. Police must find a way to separate the false reports from the real ones because resources that go into investigating false reports mean real rapes may stay unsolved longer.
The woman in question was 18 and had developed a close bond with her former foster mother. It was the foster mother who called in to the police with her suspicions that the woman was making it up. This, combined with her strange affect, likely due to her awful childhood is what made the police suspicious. Her story was not consistent and she confessed to making up the whole thing after not much pressure.
The assailant was a serial rapist who raped a number of other women, all of whom were believed. The story of this young lady was awful at every turn, but it does not indicate a systemic problem absent other evidence.

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