Peter Tillers, Prior False Accusation Evidence and the Confrontation Clause, 12 February 2009, draws attention to an excellent law review piece potentially relevant to a frequent number of military sexual assault cases.
Admitting Prior False Accusation Evidence in Sexual Assault
Prosecutions, 24 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 609 (2006).
Clause guarantee the right to impeach a testifying witness with proof
of 'corruption,' a category that includes the making of false
And typically, isn't that the reason the defense wants to cross-examine on prior false complaints.