Gary Wood, 31, says that he was looking for the love of his life on the Internet when he met Natalie Jefferson, 27. He says that he was shocked when she proceeded to accuse him of rape. While Wood faced 10 years in prison, it will be Jefferson who will go to jail after police found that she had lied in making a false rape charge.
The couple met at a bar for a drink when Jefferson (who also goes by the name Natalie Dawn Dodsworth) claimed that she had to go see one of her children who had been taken to the hospital.
She then proceeded to accuse him of rape.
Jefferson admitted in court that she made the whole thing up but did not explain why.
The English appear less tolerant of such cases than we do. In the most famous false rape claim in recent memory, Crystal Gail Mangum in the Duke Lacrosse case was found to be lying but prosecutors refused to bring charges.
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