Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nuneaton woman who falsely accused her own dad of rape facing jail

A young Nuneaton woman who falsely accused her own father of raping her has been remanded in custody for perverting the course of justice.

Samantha Sherriff, 20, was arrested at her home in Vernons Court, Vernons Lane, Nuneaton, after failing to turn up at the Crown Court in Leamington for a hearing last week.

The 20-year-old has pleaded guilty to a charge of perverting the course of justice between March 4 and March 15 by making a false allegation of rape.

The charge detailed that she made a false allegation to the police that she had been raped by her father, Andrew Sherriff, and made a false statement to the police.

As a result, Mr. Sherriff was arrested and held in police custody where police interviewed him under caution.

He was given conditional bail while police investigated the allegation - only for them to find that the story was a lie, and arrest Samantha Sherriff herself.

When she failed to turn up for last week's hearing, the court heard she had also failed to attend an appointment with a probation officer, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Judge Alan Parker yesterday adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on her, and remanded her in custody.

Link:
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2012/11/21/nuneaton-woman-who-falsely-accused-her-own-dad-of-rape-facing-jail-92746-32274327/