It’s not just that she lied about being raped, it’s that it was for such a frivolous reason.
A female student at the University of Kansas told police that she had been raped the day before. She didn’t remember all the details because, she said, she was drunk. She told the officers she didn’t want to press charges but gave them access to her phone before she entered the Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a rape examination.
After looking through her phone, police suspected she was not being truthful about the encounter and continued to investigate. They determined she had lied and arrested her for falsely reporting a felony crime.
…The woman claimed she had been drinking and didn’t know how she ended up in bed with her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. She claimed to the Star that she joked about the incident with a friend in a text message because, as the outlet claimed, she was “unable at the time to admit she had been raped.”
She only claimed the incident was rape the next day after an acquaintance “threatened to tell people about the incident,” the Star reported.
…Text messages sent after the incident to a friend “made light of the incident and seemed to suggest the encounter was consensual and ‘just a mistake on her part,’” the Star reported. When asked about the messages, the female student attempted to “downplay” the situation.
Weeks after the encounter, she went to KU’s Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access to file a Title IX complaint against the male student. Police told the school it doubted her story.
Text messages from the alleged perpetrator mentioned that the female student appeared to want to have sex with him.
Police allege the woman had sex with her ex-boyfriend’s best friend to get back at him, but then feared news of the encounter would spread.
In other words, she was willing to try to ruin this guy’s life and send him to prison for a rape he didn’t commit because she was afraid of looking slutty.
All too often, cases like this get shrugged off by the police, so I am at least glad to see she’s facing charges. Let’s hope they don’t go easy on her because if these allegations are true, she deserves to go to jail.