Skip to comments.Woman sentenced for lying about rape [Denmark]
Posted on 06/11/2012 8:11:56 PM PDT by BlackVeil
Three men spent 14 months in jail before being acquitted due to the false testimony of an 18-year-old woman who will now receive psychiatric treatment
Sharif Salomi, one of the three men who was jailed because of the false allegations, speaks to media after the verdict (Photo: Scanpix)...An 18-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years of psychiatric care after being found guilty of giving a false witness testimony in a rape case three years ago.
The womans testimony lead to three men, who where were 16, 17 and 18 at the time, spending 14 months in jail for rape.
But after the younger brother of one of the accused secretly recorded the girl admitting she lied about the rape, the three were retried, cleared and each given compensation of between 600,000 and 700,000 kroner.
In court yesterday, the woman was found guilty of having lied about the involvement of two of the men who she said held her down while the third man allegedly raped her in the handicapped toilet at Fredericia train station on 13 September 2008.
One of the three imprisoned men, Sharif Saloni, said he was disappointed that the girl did not receive a prison sentence.
She ought to feel a little bit of what we felt when we were locked up, Saloni said, according to Jyllands-Posten newspaper. Nobody deserves to go through what we went through.
Saloni also expressed disappointment that the court did not find the woman guilty of lying that he raped her, and instead found only that she lied about the two other men holding her down.
According to the prosecutor, it was not possible to find her guilty of lying about the rape, as it could not be proved that she did not think she was raped.
We need to put ourselves inside the girls head, prosecutor Birte Wirnfeldt told Jyllands-Posten. What was she thinking when she testified against Sharif Saloni? We cannot disprove that she felt raped. But still, that is not the same as saying a rape took place.
If false accusation werent a problem it wouldnt be in the 10 Commandments.
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Mixed feelings on this one. During those 14 months there were probably a handful of other women who were spared from these guys.
I'll have to go back and check, but this is about the most idiotic thing I've ever read. Just unbelievable the way some people think.
You have a reason to believe these guys are actually rapists?
the woman was found guilty of having lied about the involvement of two of the men who she said held her down while the third man allegedly raped her
So she told the truth regarding one of them? More here than meets the eye. I say send Giovanni Henricksen over to have a chat with these boys.
So... what are we to conclude from this mish-mosh?
That she was, indeed, raped, but not held down?
That she fabricated the entire incident?
That an entirely consensual act took place?
It seems a vague article, IMO.
“You have a reason to believe these guys are actually rapists?”
You never know with that bunch. Ideally they’ll just send them home...but getting them off the street is second best.
...Saloni...was disappointed that the girl did not receive a prison sentence.
She's sentenced, she's not sentenced, she's raped, but maybe not, but maybe felt like she was...
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.Seems pretty straightforward to me. Not much wiggle room there.
There is no real evidence against the two co-accused - apparently, they were not even present, much less holding anyone down. If the person accused had really raped her, one would expect to see better evidence. So, I do think this was an injustice.
Having Brian Banks locked up for five years was a good thing. Just in case, ya know.
***We need to put ourselves inside the girls head, prosecutor Birte Wirnfeldt told Jyllands-Posten. What was she thinking when she testified against Sharif Saloni? We cannot disprove that she felt raped. But still, that is not the same as saying a rape took place.***
I’m so glad we’re not so sophisticated as to think like some of these European idiots!
You think it’s an injustice that they were released? She admitted she lied.
Oh no, I think it an injustice that they were jailed. I am also doubtful that the accuser should be sentenced only to “psychological help” (what’s that?)
I was replying to some posters who seem to think that even with shaky evidence, these men should be put away. But that is just not right.
You are disappointed that men locked up on false evidence were released? Wow. What can I say about that?
I agree. That would be fair.
We know that the story which led to the original conviction was false. As to whether she was raped, it is one person’s word against anothers’. So we will never know for sure. Not enough grounds for a conviction.