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    Info Trainee barrister jailed for false rape claims

    In cases like this, there are only losers. Hopefully it will serve as a lesson that crying rape is not a joke, it fucks up lives.

    Trainee barrister jailed for false rape claims


    Rhiannon Brooker given three and half years for accusing ex, angering campaigners who argued against stiff sentence

    • Steven Morris
    • The Guardian, Thursday 26 June 2014 19.12 BST



    Rhiannon Brooker. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt for the Guardian

    A trainee barrister has been jailed after being found guilty of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes and assaults.
    Sentencing Rhiannon Brooker, 30, to three and half years, the judge Julian Lambert said she had acted in an "utterly wicked" way and argued that false claims made it more difficult for real [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] victims to be believed in court.
    There was anger from women's rights campaigners who claimed that such severe sentences would put off rape victims from going to the police for fear they could face prosecution if allegations were not proven. There were cries of "Shame" and "Miscarriage of justice" as Brooker's sentence was handed down.
    Brooker's former partner Paul Fensome, a railway signalman, was held behind bars for 37 days after she accused him of a string of rapes and assaults. While in custody, Fensome was held in a secure wing after rumours went around that he was a paedophile. He has since received £38,000 compensation.
    Alibis, evidence from Fensome's phone and his work shift patterns undermined Brooker's accounts. Injuries were judged to have been self-inflicted and the police dropped their investigations into Fensome and turned their attention on Brooker.
    Brooker initially told police she had made false accusations. But when she was charged with perverting the course of justice she retracted her confession. She was found guilty of 12 offences relating to false allegations of five rapes, six assaults and one false imprisonment.
    Mitigating, Sarah Elliott QC said Brooker's motive had not been financial, she was not attention-seeking and she had not acted out of malice. Elliott dismissed a claim by the prosecution that she had lied to cover up for poor performance in her barrister training, pointing out she was in the top 10% of students.
    Elliott said Brooker was a vulnerable woman who had a "damaged upbringing", but the birth of her daughter with a new partner nine months ago had "profoundly changed her". She added: "Every single day in prison will be agony."
    The judge said Brooker's "relentless" lies had created a "detailed web of falsehood". He said false allegations could have an "insidious effect" on the public, causing scepticism and making it harder for real victims to be believed.
    The support and campaign group Women Against rape (WAR) was among more than a dozen organisations and lawyers who wrote to the judge arguing that a harsh sentence would put women off coming forward to report rapes for fear they would not be believed.
    They wrote: "The prosecution was not in the public interest. A prison sentence will put even more women off reporting, enabling even more attacks from violent men. The resources spent on prosecuting Ms Brooker should have been put into prosecuting rapists and other violent men."
    A note seen by the Guardian made by an Avon and Somerset detective about the case suggests there was concern in the force about a "reputational risk" over any move to drop of the case against Fensome. The force rejects claims by WAR that it prosecuted Brooker to cover its back.
    A force spokesperson said: "The decision to charge Rhiannon Brooker with perverting the course of justice offences was not only due to the strength of the evidence but also because it was in the public interest to do so. There are many serious aggravating features in this case. False claims have a clear adverse impact on victims reporting incidents to police and the prosecution of genuine cases."
    Ch Supt Sarah Crew, force lead for rape and sexual offences at Avon and Somerset police, said: "It would be a travesty if this case were to undermine the confidence and experiences of victims. We want to assure all victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse that we will listen to and support you every step of the way."
    James Ward, crown advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "This case was brought both to protect the integrity of genuine rape allegations and victims of rape and because of the devastating effects false allegations of sexual offending can have on genuine victims, innocent people so accused and their families."

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    double post

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    There was anger from women's rights campaigners who claimed that such severe sentences would put off rape victims from going to the police for fear they could face prosecution if allegations were not proven. There were cries of "Shame" and "Miscarriage of justice" as Brooker's sentence was handed down.
    Women's rights campaigners - get fucked. What if the poor bloke was convicted and ended up serving 7 years for something he hadn't done (and worst still if he was sectioned with the nonces to boot), they don't think about that do they the cunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tips View Post
    Women's rights campaigners - get fucked. What if the poor bloke was convicted and ended up serving 7 years for something he hadn't done (and worst still if he was sectioned with the nonces to boot), they don't think about that do they the cunts.
    Not to mention the stigma that would follow him round for the rest of his life. Dude would never get a job again.


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    the judge Julian Lambert said she had acted in an "utterly wicked" way and argued that false claims made it more difficult for real [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] victims to be believed in court.
    A force spokesperson said: "The decision to charge Rhiannon Brooker with perverting the course of justice offences was not only due to the strength of the evidence but also because it was in the public interest to do so. There are many serious aggravating features in this case. False claims have a clear adverse impact on victims reporting incidents to police and the prosecution of genuine cases."
    Nothing here about the rights of an INNOCENT MAN.
    Disgusting.

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    About time this has happened.

    Wonder how many of these bunny boilers / money chasers are having second thoughts now?

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    Default Re: Trainee barrister jailed for false rape claims

    Quote Originally Posted by g_wizkid View Post
    Not to mention the stigma that would follow him round for the rest of his life. Dude would never get a job again.


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    He still will have even though he was guilty of nothing.
    A friend of mine was accused of raping his gf when he was 17 at she 16. The gf eventually admitted she had cried rape as her sister and then parents found out she was sleeping with her bf.
    This didn't stop the police interviewing my friend every time there was a sexual assault in our area for years afterwards.
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    She's a fucking munter - who would want to put it in her voluntarily let alone force themselves on her.

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    One word Yukk!!

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    Default Re: Trainee barrister jailed for false rape claims

    Quote Originally Posted by blacksheep View Post
    She's a fucking munter - who would want to put it in her voluntarily let alone force themselves on her.
    I'm a man, I'll fuck anything (consensual of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    I'm a man, I'll fuck anything (consensual of course)
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    If she would go to those lengths, maybe she would be good for a Defence Council for speeding offences.............Good morning Judge........

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    As for sleeping with her..........looks like ten pint........three bag job............should have gone to Spec Savers......me thinks.......

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    Surely if your going to rape someone you choose the best looking bird you can find.

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