Does anyone have idea, how many women falsely accuse men of sexual assault or rape? Or the percentage of false cases reported? Likely not, because it would appear the accusations are either unproven or more importantly never truly focused on. Let’s begin with the legal definition of rape. According to www.criminal.findlaw.com, generally refers to…
“Non-Consensual sexual intercourse that is committed by physical force, threat of injury or other duress. However, common law defines rape, as unlawful intercourse by a man against a woman who is not his wife by force or threat and against her will.”
There is absolutely no doubt, that rape is a serious heinous crime and violation against any woman. However, what punishment should be handed to a woman who falsely accuses a man of rape? Should she be given the same time to serve in prison, if he had been convicted?
If one scans the internet to search for statistics, regarding false allegations of rape, you maybe surprised at the low number of 8%. Interestingly enough, those numbers are likely to be higher for various reasons, including law enforcement not reporting the facts of false rape. There is also the possibility that the percentage of reporting could spark outrage against the women making false reports. Thus making it more difficult for true victims to step forward. It’s bad enough that true victims suffered through medical examinations, the swabbing, receiving updates to rule out contracting sexually transmitted diseases, courtroom trials and possible disappointing outcomes or maybe victorious justice. On the other hand, what about the lives that are destroyed when the victim is a man. And he was lied on and demoralized and dehumanized by Women’s Rights Group and the like, not knowing the full story; or the circumstances surrounding the allegations.
Prime example, the Brian Banks Rape Case; Banks’ promising NFL career was immediately sidelined when the allegations of rape landed him in prison for five years. The verdict was overturned exonerating him, when an audio tape of the alleged victim and her mother confessing to framing Banks surfaced. Apparently, they did it for money, and initially it worked and they received over a 1 million dollars. However, all monies had to be paid back, once the allegations were proven false. Another similar case involving false allegations was the Duke LaCrosse players case. Unfortunately, just going to show these allegations can go through the system. And ultimately leading to convictions and damaged lives.
Of course, if a woman is truly raped and it’s proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, then by all means; seek justice and prosecute to the full extent of the law. On the hand, if the allegations are false, then punishment should be the same for the accuser, as it would be for the defendant had he actually been convicted. No women’s rights group should have so much power; that the victim is sheltered and protected, even after it’s discovered she bared false witness.