Woman Falsely Claims That She Was Raped And Police Refused To File Crime Report

unknown-1A woman went to Facebook and made a claim that led to an intensive police investigation in Washington: She claimed to have been raped but that the Kirkland Police Department refused to even file a report. People were outraged and the police launched in investigation only to locate the woman who admitted that she made the whole thing up. Her defense? She was “distraught over the recent election.” Police have not filed any charges and have withheld the identity of the woman. Some may find it curious that, while she had no hesitation in defaming police officers and their department with a false allegation, her own identity will be protected.

False claims of rape not only deplete police resources but tend to discourage actual rape victims. Clearly this woman did not file a false police report, but her claim of being a rape victim had some of the same deleterious effects of a false report. Nevertheless, I do not believe a criminal charge is warranted. Moreover, the police are not in the business of embarrassing people who claim to be victims.

What do you think? Should the police release the name of the person when she has not committed a criminal offense?

27 thoughts on “Woman Falsely Claims That She Was Raped And Police Refused To File Crime Report”

  1. If she posted on facebook, her name would be public knowledge anyway, so yes the police should be able to reveal her name. If they feel that they cannot do so as an official dept, one of the cops can post on his facebook site. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

    I have personal knowledge about cops in North Carolina being racist pigs and not doing their jobs. A close relative of mine was hiking the Appalachian Trail with his then girl friend in the late 60s. He had long hair was white as was she. They camped near a road, and were found by a group of white construction workers who held him at gun point, tied him up and gang raped his girl friend that night. They went to the police and reported the crime. The cops told them to get the hell out and that they did not view what happened as a crime since they were dirty hippies. He then called the FBI and told them what had happened, but they told him the same thing. Then a few days later the FBI showed up where I worked and asked to speak to me. They asked to come by my place later and told me that I was involved in a prohibited organization called the YSA. I told them about the rape, and they once again, basically said tough. They had the time and resources to investigate my political views, but investigate a violation of simple rights to life by the cops is not a cause for concern!

    A second instance happened when I lived in the Rio Grande valley area of Texas. A woman acquaintance reported to me that her husband had been shot and killed in North Carolina when he was objecting to drug dealers selling drugs to his agricultural workers he had brought up to work there. She was a blonde and her husband was Mexican American. They were totally indifferent to the murder, and were only asking about why a white woman would be married to a Mexican. They were as unhelpful as possible about getting his body and sending it back to his home in Texas. She asked me for some ideas about what to do. I called the office of our local Congressman, put her on to talk with a staffer. They did a great job since when she went back to North Carolina, it was all yes Mam,what can we do for you? etc.. The Congressman had undoubtedly asked the DoJ,to investigate the police dept and the locals got the word that heat was coming down from DC. Now that we have Trump in office, with segregationist Sessions as AG, that will no longer be possible. So we will return to the bad old days when those who are not considered white or white enough, will no longer have any rights that can be enforced.

  2. Words have consequences. Actions have consequences. Isn’t it about time that the meaning of these words is applied? After all, isn’t that what the left is always preaching when it fits their purpose?

  3. Send her the bill. If nothing is done to deter this sort of behavior then expect more of it in the future. Sure, one false claim might be manageable with the given resources but what about 10 or 100?

  4. This is just another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Liberals need some intensive group therapy.

  5. Release her name and charge her criminally. Feminists should lead the charge on this, but they will not.

  6. Ha ha ha.
    Right on cue:

    “Bowling Green State University student Eleesha Long claimed to be attacked on her Ohio campus by three white men wearing Trump T-shirts just one day after the election. And the only problem with her story is that none of it ever happened.

    “While walking down Crim St. to ask for yard signs, three boys began to throw rocks at me,” Long wrote in a police complaint.

    She claimed the white men were shouting explicit language and wearing Trump T-shirts. Long originally posted her story on Facebook without calling 911, but after her post received a lot of attention, officers at Bowling Green took her to the police station, where she gave her statement.

    After obtaining a search warrant for Long’s Facebook and Verizon history, Mancuso discovered she wasn’t where she claimed to be at the time of the incident.”

    Long is now charged with falsification and obstructing official business.
    She has since been released from police custody.

  7. Best to assume that most outrageous claims are hoaxes until proven otherwise.

    Hate crimes and ((unfortunately) most cases of ‘sexual harassment’ and many rapes (e.g., the Rolling Stone ‘gang rape’, the Columbia mattress girl) are merely devices for attention-seeking and SJW messaging.

    Fake news, indeed.

  8. Since I am the resident contrarian, I will go against the grain. Publish her name in bold letters with exactly what she did. Letters do not come down until she apologizes both in person and on Facebook.

  9. ‘distraught over the election’ Well, just another of those Democrats in denial. Now, back in New York, Trump is threatening the media, giving them fair warning, to not say nasty things about him, or he’ll go Putin on them, or maybe even Erdogan. And, don’t touch the hair, keep away from the hair.

  10. No, to JT’s question at the end of the post. She may need some anger counseling. But to shame her – which is what would be the intent of publishing her name — is nothing more than an act of vengeance and we all should be above that.

    1. “But to shame her”

      Yes, shame her. She posted publicly to Facebook. She implicated police in ignoring a terrible crime. Hiding her identity is just further evidence of the two tier system of justice activists are trying to impose in this country, and we can’t allow it.

  11. Okay, maybe I’m slow but I’m still trying to figure out the connection. (1) She was upset about the election results. (2) So her response was to post on Facebook a false story of rape and accuse the police of refusing to take a report. Say whaaaaaat?

  12. A mandatory psych evaluation is the least of what should be required of this loon. The police are not in the business of embarrassing people who claim to be victims? Say whahhnh? I don’t understand how JT could be so skewed in his reasoning. It surely doesn’t mesh with his purported intellect and experience to make such a bizarre comment in this situation. A more accurate statement would be that the police are not in the business of having to defend against unfounded and delusional claims which call into question their credibility, honesty and competence. How about, the police are not in the business of wasting precious and limited manpower defending against the wacky claims of a brain-damaged Clinton devotee. Time that could have been spent investigating true crimes. Real problems. At a time when police officers are being, systematically, used as target practice–shot, point-blank, as they sit in their cars or walk the streets–across this country, and ambushed by those who have been encouraged and emboldened to view the police as an evil enemy, the ramblings of some demented nut job do, in fact, take on a whole new significance. In a 24-hour period, at least four police officers were methodically gunned down over the weekend. Open season on law enforcement. Time to pull our heads out of the sand–it’s no longer business as usual.

  13. Charge her criminally? No.

    Charge her civilly. Add up the cost of the man hours and resources used, and send her a nice, fat bill. Then order her to post a photo of herself and the bill, on Facebook.

    1. You are advocating that police compel a person to engage in speech? You don’t think this is a really bad idea? What makes you think this would be a constitutionally permissible grant of power to the police?

      1. No, the speech is coming from police, giving the name and photo of someone they interacted with in court.

        They have no problem touting names of people they size money from through asset forfeiture, so why does this case get a pass? Do sex crimes operate under a different set of constitutional guidelines where real and imagined victims retain anonymity where no other violation would?

        1. +1.

          To your Q, apparently, yes. But it’s even worse than that. When a woman lies about rape, she and the police conspire to utterly destroy innocent men’s lives. When the woman is busted for lying and having committed several crimes, some likely felonies, it’s like Rosanna Rosanadana: “Oh…never mind…”

  14. Here are three pertinent statutes in WA:

    RCW 9A.84.040
    False reporting.

    (1) A person is guilty of false reporting if with knowledge that the information reported, conveyed, or circulated is false, he or she initiates or circulates a false report or warning of an alleged occurrence or impending occurrence of a fire, explosion, crime, catastrophe, or emergency knowing that such false report is likely to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or transportation facility, or to cause public inconvenience or alarm.

    (2) False reporting is a gross misdemeanor.

    RCW 9A.72.030
    Perjury in the second degree.

    (1) A person is guilty of perjury in the second degree if, in an examination under oath under the terms of a contract of insurance, or with intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of his or her duty, he or she makes a materially false statement, which he or she knows to be false under an oath required or authorized by law.

    (2) Perjury in the second degree is a class C felony.

    RCW 9A.72.040
    False swearing.

    (1) A person is guilty of false swearing if he or she makes a false statement, which he or she knows to be false, under an oath required or authorized by law.

    (2) False swearing is a gross misdemeanor.

    This type of case falls “through the cracks” of WA law. The alleged act did not cause a general alarm and unless the false victim signed a report under penalty of perjury attesting to the crime, or swore an oath, she cannot be prosecuted criminally for the information she posted into the social media. Causing an alarm on social media, well, many people there are such drama queens and predisposed to continual outrage so I cannot see that element as actionable.

    Also, according to the WA Supreme Court, government agencies cannot be libeled or slandered and it is very difficult to be successful as a public servant in a defamation case against a citizen unless egregious malice is proven, and even then it is rare.

    Also, with regard to whether the name of the false rape victim can be released, public disclosure laws mandate that any person reported as a rape victim cannot be identified. If charges are filed it is possible for an adult rape victim to be identified but there are guidelines. A child sexual assault victim’s identity is not subject to public disclosure.

    In this case it may be possible to release the alleged false victim’s identity, but I very much doubt Kirkland would risk violating the public records act and privacy laws for whatever gray area might be cast over this incident.

  15. Her fake rape was only on Facebook and her Facebook friends I am certain have fake raped her in her comments.

    Let it be, let it be.
    Let it be, let it be.
    Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

  16. IMHO, no. She lied on FaceBook, and who doesn’t lie on FaceBook? That’s not a crime. However, they do have the recourse of filing a class action against her for defamation. Damages would be nominal, and I would not mess with it, but I do think it is possible.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

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