A 48-year-old taxi driver in England was facing a long prison sentence after Claire Emma Carr, 20, accused him of sexual assaulting her. The driver however turned out to have a camera system or he could have been convicted based solely on the testimony of Carr. While she was prepared to send him away for years and ruin his life and the lives of his family, she will be jailed for only 12 weeks.
Carr told police that the driver picked her up in Camelford Close, Bransholme. She told police that the driver made sexual statements to her and then stuck his hands down her pants. She said that she screamed and ran off.
The police came to arrest him and the driver told them about the camera system. The film showed them barely speaking except for noting that a bicyclist was knocked of his bike. She paid the fare and got out.
Carr pleaded guilty but is only facing 12 weeks for attempting to use the police and the courts to destroy the life of an innocent man. That does not strike me as sufficient punishment for such an act. I would think that this would warrant a year in jail.
What do you think?