Skip to comments.Elizabeth Coast to Serve Two Months for Committing Perjury (Man Served 4 Years for Rape)
Posted on 08/24/2013 2:52:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Elizabeth Coast will serve two months in jail for committing perjury after lying about a sexual assault from Jonathan Montgomery.
The Commonwealth Attorney wanted Coast to serve four years, the same amount of time Montgomery had served.
Coast cried repeatedly during her sentencing hearing and her lawyer tried to portray her as a naive, then 17-year-old who feared her parents.
Coast says she never thought the lie would hurt Montgomery, and only said it was him because he had moved out of the area.
Coast has to pay $90,000 in restitution to Montgomery. The now 23-year-old will be locked up every weekend for the next seven months. Coast says, I never forgot, I never forgot about Jonathan. It wrecked my life.
Locked up every weekend for 7 months ???
What about the guy who [as a convicted teen rapist] was prolly forced to drop trou every day [twice on Sundays] for four years?
She shoulda gotten 4 years and forced to serve it in the men’s prison - get the same sumthin’ sumthin’ that he got ...
“I dont understand how the judge was able to find the defendant guilty using the beyond a reasonable doubt standard. The evidence was simply not there.
It leads me to believe the judge is either corrupt or outright incompetent.”
She plead guilty. Case closed.
No, dude; the other case.
Yes, she is very clearly guilty. I meant her victim, the teen she sent to prison on a false child molestation conviction. The only evidence against him was her testimony that he had molested her several years ago. That was it. There was no other evidence offered beyond that.
That fails the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard, but the judge convicted the young man regardless, which is not how “the system” is supposed to work.
I gues it wasn’t Rape rape.
Innocent. 4 years of his life LOST.
They’re talking about the guy convicted of “rape” when there was no evidence...they are not talking about the girl being convicted for pleading guilty.
You beat me to it!
Maybe her name should be Elizabeth Coast-to-Coast.
If abortion were outlawed with a rape exemption the number of false rape allegations would skyrocket and countless innocent men would face prison so that selfish women could get out of having a child.
The perjury of false accusation is the very worst. Hillary and Obama should both be imprisoned for blaming the Benghazi attacks on Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.
Did he have to agree to a judge trial with no jury.
she should have to serve his full sentence.
you didn’t get the /sarc here, did ya...
I know people are upset because she is only serving 2 months versus the 4 years he served due to her perjury, but how willing would people be to recant their testimony and get innocent people out of prison if the punishment for doing so was severe? I know, it’s not “fair”.
The evidence they had that he did is what [should have] mattered...
And that was apparently thin as celophane...
I believe so. That is often done because jurors tend to be over-emotional and will often render “guilty” verdicts in the absence of actual evidence. By going before a judge, that problem is supposed to be diminished. Looks like the judge was every bit as faulty as a jury probably would have been.