From the Telegraph:
A woman who falsely cried rape against her former husband was facing jail yesterday after being convicted of perverting the course of justice. Sally Henderson, 40, a mother of two, described by the prosecution as a “wicked liar”, claimed Richard Cooke, 39, had repeatedly raped her during their year-long marriage. But police discovered her claims were almost identical to false allegations she had made five years earlier against a previous boyfriend, Mark Rowe, 42, Gloucester Crown Court heard.
Lifting an order preventing her identification, Recorder David Lane, QC, said: “The public has a right to know the identity of a person who makes such allegations and who seeks to use the system of justice for her own, unscrupulous ends….”
Henderson reported the false rapes only after both men left her. Mr Cooke was held in a police cell for 36 hours following his arrest.
Even worse, think of the quazillion billion non-rapes that already aren’t being reported! The frightening thing about Ms Henderson’s arrest is that it could have a chilling effect on the probability that women who haven’t been raped or bave had a “near-rape experience” will report those fake rapes, near rapes, hypothetical rapes and unicorn rapes to the police.