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Should the Ohio University student who reported that she had been raped, even though there is ample video and witness evidence that the sex was consensual, be charged with filing a false report to the police?

Asked by: bigdave
Should the Ohio University student who reported that she had been raped, even though there is ample video and witness evidence that the sex was consensual, be charged with filing a false report to the police?
  • A qualified YES

    The YES is qualified because it depends on what she claimed in the report. Did she say she HAD been raped, or that she was not sure. For those of you not familiar with the case, the two people had sex - or at least oral sex - in public. Several bystanders took pictures and even video of the activities. It was only the next day, when friends showed the woman the videos of the event on the internet that the woman contacted the police. Did she feel violated by the oral sex, or violated by the posted video? What do others think?

  • Lines should be set

    Rape is a very serious offense, and the exposure of people's names in the media in relation to a rape is enough to ruin their lives forever. Fake rape reports should be discouraged aggressively (if they definitely are shown to be conclusively false), both due to the damage they do and the way they devalue rape as a crime.

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