Woman Faces Jail After Making False Rape Allegation

| by Jordan Smith
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A woman from Paisley, Scotland, is facing jail time after making a false rape accusation against a man she had met for a date.

Karen Farmer, 35, pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to charges of making a false rape allegation and wasting police time.

The incident occurred in August 2012, when Farmer went on a date with a 23-year-old man in Glasgow.

“She has very little recollection of events that evening,” commented Farmer’s lawyer, Louise Arrol, reported STV.

Farmer initially told police that after their date, the pair traveled by train to Blantyre, where the man lives. She claimed he raped her during the journey, describing his behavior to police as “aggressive and controlling.”

But footage on the train’s security camera indicated otherwise.

“There was reference to her being intoxicated. When she viewed the CCTV she realized her recollection was not what she thought it was,” Arrol stated.

Reports also said the pair were seen being physically affectionate with each other.

After they had reached their destination, the man told Farmer he needed to use the bathroom, but ran away instead, the court heard.

Farmer tried to look for him, before sending him a text message. “For you to use me like that has made me feel so low,” it read.

“Thanks for the night that I paid for you to leave me in Blantyre,” she added, reported the Mirror.

Farmer traveled by train back to Glasgow. She informed the driver during the journey she had been assaulted, before making the rape allegation to police at the train station.

Police later detained the man at his work, but he was released without charge.

“It certainly wasn’t chivalrous,” Farmer said of the man’s conduct.

Farmer is due to appear again in court next month for sentencing.

Sources: STVBBC NewsMirror

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