Woman who claimed she was raped by three men after regretting group sex is jailed for two years

September 18, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

A woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them has been jailed for two years.

Rosie Dodd, 20, claimed the men, aged 21, 23 and 25, assaulted her at a house in Nottingham in the early hours of Saturday June 4 this year.

The trio were arrested after Dodd claimed they had all raped her after she met them on a night out in the city.

Rosie Dodd was jailed for two years at Nottingham Crown Court, pictured

Rosie Dodd was jailed for two years at Nottingham Crown Court, pictured

They spent nearly 50 hours in police custody before being released on bail after maintaining Dodd had willingly had sex with them.

Police became suspicious after carrying out further enquiries and challenged Dodd about her account.

Remarkably, she then admitted she had made up the rape claims because she regretted having consensual sex with the trio.

And Dodds from Nottingham, was caged for two years at Nottingham Crown Court after previously pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Detective Constable Gina Farrell, who led the investigation for Nottinghamshire Police, said after the case: “We take every report of rape and sexual assault extremely seriously, just as we did in this case.

“But it soon became apparent that there were inconsistencies with Dodd’s account.

“The three men accused of rape were quite badly affected by the damaging accusations and Dodd has never shown an ounce of remorse for what she put them through.

“The time our specially-trained officers spent with her could have been spent with someone who really needed our help.”

Detective Inspector Stephen Waldram, head of the force’s Rape Investigation Team, added: “People lie that they’ve been raped for a multitude of reasons – like having regrets about having sex with a person, or as a way of getting back at someone.

“There is no justification for lying about something so serious and incredibly damaging and police actively investigate a false claim just as thoroughly as a genuine one to ensure innocent people are not convicted for something they didn’t do.

“It’s important to stress that anyone who contacts us to say they have been assaulted will be treated with the sensitivity and respect they deserve.

“It can be incredibly difficult for victims of rape to come forward to police and tell us what’s happened to them, which is why it’s so important for us to prosecute those who take up our time by lying to us.

“I would urge genuine victims to come forward and tell us if they have been raped or sexually assaulted. Only then can we begin to bring those responsible to justice.

“And I would remind anyone considering making a false report to think again. We carry out extremely thorough and in-depth investigations and their lies will be exposed.”

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