False claims of rape?

Sad, but not unusual, from The False Rape Society.

My story started last summer when we got back from Iraq. My best friend and I went to a night club and long story short I had sex with a woman. This woman was a female soldier and ended up being late to work the next morning. I was on leave at the time, so I didn’t have to go too work. She accused me of raping her, because she was going to show up to work drunk and late.

. . .  the charges are being dropped . . .

It wasn’t over for me yet though. My lawyer called my unit and said he needed to speak with me to tell me all the details. As I walked into his office he was screaming at someone on the phone. He was actually yelling expletives into the phone, I was told to wait outside. As I was ushered into the office he told me to sit down and started reading her statement. In a nutshell it basically said, "I was late and I didn’t think IT was going to be a big deal" (meaning, "it would not be a big deal if I said he raped me so I wouldn’t get in trouble").
Not a fucking big deal? I felt like ripping shit apart, not a fucking big deal?  You nearly ruined my entire fucking life. I drink all the fucking time, habitually now, I can’t bring myself to even talk to women, I fear them. I am a complete and total shut-in, I don’t even go out anymore. I just sit in my room drinking and listening to music and playing fucking World of Warcraft. The leadership in my platoon wants me to get out ASAP because I show up in the morning hungover and smelling like an open bar.
He went on to explain that he was screaming into the phone because even after that statement CID wanted to pursue charges of aggravated sexual assault.

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  2. John Baker says:

    http://www.islandpacket.com/2010/04/09/1201843/laurel-bay-rape-was-a-hoax.html

    Phil,

    Check ou this story about a recent case of mine down at Beaufort. My guy was thrown in the brig after all the circumstantial evidence pointed to him. He IMCed me – I waived the 32 and demanded a speedy trial to force them to speed up the DNA test. The DNA test excluded my client and the “victim” later confesssed to fabricating the entire story. The US Attorney’s Office is probably going to charge her.

    John

  3. JB says:

    As a woman and an attorney, I think that unless there are exigent circumstances involved the name of the suspect should be withheld until conviction. It is criminal that an innocent man’s life can be ruined by a false allegation or a vindictive lover.

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