Saturday, September 12, 2009

Beverly Stephenson's false rape claims

This story warranted a special post on a weekend.

Please take note of the title of the post. "Claims". More than one. When the first accusation didn't work, she made up another one on the spot and told that one to police.

I'm glad to say that it didn't work any better the second time. In the first instance, 3 men spent time in jail. So should she.

I do wish I had some form of contact information (Email) for the judge. Why? To praise him for the following:

The judge banned the publication of the names of the men falsely accused of rape.

Read that again....he banned the names of the men from being published. I do believe I have seen a first, and a welcome one at that. If any of our readers are in the area, and could provide an email address for the judge, It would be greatly appreciated.

Judge gets it right after Beverly Stephenson makes a false accusation, to cover up a false accusation.

A WOMAN who cried rape has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.
Beverley Stephenson told police she was attacked by three men who burst into her home, Durham Crown Court heard.

Three men were arrested and each spent several hours in police cells before detectives concluded Stephenson was not telling the truth.

She was spoken to again and this time said she had been attacked by a man she met over the internet.

Prosecuting, Amanda Rippon told the court: "Her second account was that she had invited the man she met on the internet to her house.

"They had coffee together and she claimed he then became overly-familiar.

"The prosecution simply cannot accept this woman has been raped, although it may be she will have to be sentenced on the basis she lied about the circumstances."

Stephenson, 42, of Eighth Street, Horden, admitted perverting the course of justice between April 5 and May 14 last year.

Alexia Zimbler, defending, applied for a pre-sentence report.

"That could normally be done in about three weeks, but Ms Stephenson's mother is seriously ill and the prognosis is not good.

"She lives in America and Ms Stephenson would like to fly out in the next few days to be with her."

Judge Peter Armstrong bailed Stephenson on condition she returns to court to be sentenced on October 26.

The judge banned the publication of the names of the men falsely accused of rape.