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Old 12-18-2015, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
...AFAICT this woman didn't falsely accuse anyone in particular - the police just thought she had made up the story of being raped.

But maybe that is something to consider when deciding when to prosecute someone for filing a false police report of rape - does she falsely (perhaps maliciously) accuse someone in particular, or just make up a story?...
I agree. Falsely accusing a particular person of rape is a serious crime, and there are certainly cases where it should be prosecuted. Making up a story, or maybe having dreamed it and confusing a dream with reality, should not generally be prosecuted. It's rather bizarre and disconcerting that the police prosecuted this woman.