Rebecca Palmer, 26, has gone from scorn to “stir” in a false rape case. The English woman had consensual sex with a twenty-two year old soldier based in Tidworth but he later “rejected her.” She proceeded to develop an elaborate false record to accuse him of rape. The police fortunately were able to find clues that the record was manufactured and arrested Palmer. She is now looking at a five year sentence.
The soldier was arrested and held in jail until police determined the sex to be consensual and detailed Palmer’s “malicious campaign.” This included nasty messages to the soldier and his family. According to prosecutors, Palmer “invented fake friend profiles and produced false correspondence hoping that these would be accepted as supportive evidence of her false claims”.
She was found guilty of four offenses of perverting the course of justice. Palmer pleaded guilty to five offenses of malicious communications and three offenses of perverting the course of public justice.
Usually, the jail sentences in England are lower than the United States, but this sentence seems about right in my judgment for trying to destroy a man’s life.
What do you think?