You don’t see that everyday.
Before I quote the article, I want to provide a little background research on sentencing for rape, as to provide some context. The following is taken from www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk, from ‘Rape Advice’, available here as a pdf, unless otherwise indicated.
Firstly, the definition of ‘rapist’ does not seem to apply to women.
Section 142 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 sets the definition of rape as follows;
Rape of women and men
For section 1 of the [1956 c. 69.] Sexual Offences Act 1956 (rape of a woman) there shall be substituted the following section—
“1 Rape of woman or man
(1) It is an offence for a man to rape a woman or another man.
(2) A man commits rape if—
(a) he has sexual intercourse with a person (whether vaginal or anal) who at the time of the intercourse does not consent to it; and
(b) at the time he knows that the person does not consent to the intercourse or is reckless as to whether that person consents to it.
(3) A man also commits rape if he induces a married woman to have sexual intercourse with him by impersonating her husband.
(4) Subsection (2) applies for the purpose of any enactment.”.
In fact, the rape section of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (c.69) is entirely male specific, except in the event of incest where the law is equally applied. In the Rape Advice document, there is advice to further entrench male-only rape;
In its consultative report 1, the Home Office Sex Offences Review recommended that the statutory definition of rape should be extended to include any penetration by the penis of the anus, mouth or genitalia.
So according to the Act, as women don’t have a penis (and they are not male) that must mean they cannot rape, right?
The section on Male Rape makes no mention of female criminality either, one would think it was written by feminists. In regards to average sentence lengths;
As can be seen from the sentencing statistics summarized at Annex A to this paper, the average sentence for an adult offender sentenced to immediate custody for rape in 2000 was 7 years 4 months (7 years 6 months on a not guilty plea and 6 years 10 months on a guilty plea). The majority of sentences (57%) fell within the range 5-10 years, but 25% of offenders received sentences of under 5 years, and 17% were sentenced to more than 10 years (including 10% whose sentence was life imprisonment).
The document highlights the circumstances of a life sentence for repeat offenders.
37. The Panel also agrees with the Court of Appeal’s description, in Billam, of the circumstances in which it will be appropriate to consider a life sentence. A defendant who has a previous conviction for rape or another ‘serious offence’ will be subject to an automatic sentence of life imprisonment under section 109 of the Powers of Criminal
So in summary, the average length for rape is 7 years 1 month. Repeat offenders get an automatic life sentence. That is what a man is expecting to get if he is found guilty of rape, something that can happen based on no more evidence than hear-say from a woman. (A consequence of abuse industry campaigning to push up the number of convictions for rape, remove the ancient requirement of burden of proof, or necessitas probandi incumbit ei qui agit.) With proof being no longer needed, and a long list of false rape accusers getting no sentence whatsoever, even being protected by law, the feminists are getting what they want. Now to the article.
A man has told of the pain and humiliation he endured when his estranged wife falsely accused him of rape.
Anthony Scoones, 27, spoke out after Gemma Scoones was jailed for a year for perverting the course of justice.
One year, of which she’ll do less than half. I think they have to use the charge of ‘perjury’ because there is no charge of ‘false rape’.
He described how he was arrested at his home - he was watching TV in bed when police arrived - and spent 16 hours in a cell.
His clothes were taken for forensic examination and he was left naked so that DNA samples could be taken.
Mr Scoones said: ‘I wasn’t just stripped of my clothes, but of my dignity. I was stood there naked, with two police officers at one side of me and a doctor at the other side, having swabs taken from all over my body.
‘It was humiliating and degrading. I don’t blame the officers for investigating, but it is a heinous crime to be accused of and I’m still having nightmares now.’
To add to his ordeal, even some people he thought of as friends doubted his innocence.
The rape accusation was part of an ‘acrimonious separation’ from his 26-year-old wife.
Durham Crown Court heard that she told police Mr Scoones followed her home from a shop, forced his way into the house and raped her in a downstairs toilet.
She claimed she was hurt but had not been able to call police immediately because he threatened to petrol-bomb her house.
It was only after discrepancies emerged in a police interview with her that Mr Scoones was told he was in the clear and his ex-wife was charged with committing an act intended to pervert the course of justice.
Jailing Scoones, who had pleaded guilty, Recorder Neil Davey told her: ‘The course you embarked on was one of sheer wickedness.’
Mr Smith said: ‘She was upset and this built up in her as time went on. She accepts there was a degree of planning and she considered her actions for several weeks.’
Premeditated. Kudos to the Police for actually investigating it and not just throwing the poor man to the wolves. But this isn’t the first time this has happened. Here are a few more from the Endofmen archives.
A binge-drinking mother has been jailed after falsely accusing an innocent taxi driver of raping her.
Joanne Rye, who kept up the lie for 20 months, was told by a judge her behaviour was despicable and was handed an eight-month prison sentence.
Repeat offender, life sentence, remember?
This is obviously just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some articles regarding the rise of false rape/ abuse accusations.