A WOMAN who accused a man of rape was found guilty of perjury and ordered to pay him €1,000 and serve two years in prison.
The Provincial Court in Malaga concluded that ‘given the impossibility of the facts as she has described them’ she knowingly perverted the course of justice and submitted a false report to Fuengirola’s Guardia Civil.
She had claimed that the man in who’s company she had been at a fairground in Fuengirola on a night in August 2010 had taken advantage of her drunkenness to rape her.
Her defence argued that presumption of her innocence had not been applied and that the evidence had not been correctly valued.
She was fined €3,600 on top of her two-year prison sentence and indemnities to be paid to the man she accused.
No wonder victims of abuse are reluctant to come forward, the cost of failing to prove an allegation is far too high.