Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Woman cried rape after sex with man who left because she didn't match her online dating profile

A short preface to the story below. This is the scariest kind of wrongful rape claim, and thankfully, it's also the rarest: the scorned woman out for vengeance. Some of the news coverage of this story is distasteful. One headline reporting this incident called the woman "chubby." Another story called her "roly-poly." Clearly, from her picture she's "chubby," but very, very few "chubby" women would dream of doing something like this. The issue here isn't chubbiness, it's that this woman appears to be a sociopath. She's 23-years-old, and she has 15 previous convictions including an earlier false rape allegation.  Remember when Dr. David Lisak talked about the small percentage of male sociopaths who commit the vast majority of the rapes? Is it difficult to imagine a small percentage of women who would do something this heinous, chubby or not? Just as the male sociopaths are difficult to detect, these women mostly float just beneath the radar, making false rape claim and doing other bad things, because their wrongdoing often isn't taken seriously. We've reported on many instances of serial false accusers who keep getting away with it because their lies are trivialized.

Here is the news story, as reported here: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Internet-dating-mum-jailed-false-rape-claim/story-21642177-detail/story.html

INTERNET dater Emily Pike cried rape after a man she had sex with made his excuses and left, a court heard. Pike met 24-year-old Tom Mills online and they arranged a sexual liaison in Weston- super-Mare.

Bristol Crown Court heard that when they could not find a room they booked into the Premier Inn at Cribbs Causeway and had sex. But after Mr Mills decided Pike did not match the description she had given herself online he left, texting her to say he was helping a friend in accident and emergency.

Feeling scorned, Pike told police she had been raped at the hotel, as well as in a car in the car park.

Yesterday the 23-year-old, of Caerphilly in south Wales, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and was jailed for 18 months by Judge Julian Lambert, who told her: "You know it is wrong to lie and it is wrong to lie and get somebody into trouble. Lie about rape and you are getting somebody into big trouble.

"Whether you couldn't learn, or you didn't learn, your web of falsehoods led to a young man being arrested for rape. He was at risk of many years of prison and he spent 12 hours in custody."

Anna Midgley, prosecuting, said Pike met Mr Mills via an internet dating site and after speaking on the telephone they arranged to meet in Weston for a "sexual encounter".

Miss Midgley said they had sex at the hotel after failing to find anywhere in Weston.

She added that Mr Mills decided to go afterwards as Pike did not match her online description. The Premier Inn CCTV captured him leaving alone.

Miss Midgley said: "After he left Miss Pike alone she tried to call him. He sent her texts, saying he had to help a friend in accident and emergency.

"After, she called the police. She made an allegation he raped her.

"She said she had consensual phone sex and when she arrived at the Premier Inn he forced himself on her. She said they left together and he raped her a second time in the passenger seat of his car."

Mr Mills was arrested and was subjected to medical samples, swabs and hours of questioning, the court heard.

But when police looked at the hotel CCTV, they saw the pair did not leave together and telephone messages did not back up Pike's claims.

She was arrested and maintained she was raped.

The court heard Pike's 15 previous convictions included an earlier false rape allegation involving a man called Simon Wise, after which she apologised.

James Tucker, defending, said his client had tragic personal circumstances in her life, which included having her child taken from her as she persisted with a violent relationship.

He said: "Accusing a man of rape is an incredibly serious matter. Circumstances where a determined complaint is made, after consensual sexual intercourse, can be very difficult for a man to refute."

Mr Tucker said his client was not calculated or cruel but had personality disorder issues and did not have the ability to sustain a coherent lie.

He said: "She understands what she is doing is intended to pervert the course of justice. Why she is doing it is seemingly lost upon her."

Mr Tucker said his client had a history of telling "fantastic lies" and did not accept she told police she had been raped in the car, even though she was filmed saying it.

She had also claimed to have married a man in Iraq, the court heard.

Mr Tucker said Pike was under the care of a mental health team, was taking medication and suffered from depression and psychosis, as well as epilepsy.

"She is an incredibly vulnerable person," he said. "She is acutely vulnerable at her own hands. Prison will punish her and open her eyes as to understanding why she is offending in the way she is."

Afterwards Detective Constable Richard Worrin said: "We take all reports of sexual assault and rape very seriously and this case should not deter people with genuine complaints coming forward to us.

"In this case, the allegations of rape were proved untrue through CCTV evidence and not by Emily Pike's own admission.

"I would like to stress that prosecutions such as this are extremely rare but false allegations of rape undermine the experiences of actual victims and can have a devastating impact on those who are wrongly accused."