Monday, September 23, 2013

4 years for the innocent man; 2 months for the perjurer...

...served on weekends.

Another false rape claim:

Coast told a judge Monday that when she was caught by her mother looking at pornography on the internet, she said she had been sexually assaulted, blamed her neighbor. The lie snowballed from there, she said.

"I had no idea how far this lie would go," Coast said.

During Montgomery's case, Coast testified that he molested her in 2000 when he was 14 and she was 10. Montgomery was convicted and sentenced to more than seven years in prison, according to the Washington Post.

When Montgomery was arrested, Coast said she stuck by her lie.

It looks like she recanted because of guilt, and she was a minor.  So, perhaps, justice was done in some rough sense since at least the innocent man was cleared.

On the other hand, imagine what it must be like to be randomly plucked from your life just for being a neighbor to a kid who makes up a lie?

*Shudder*

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