Woman inflicts injuries to her own head, plants condom wrapper to falsely accuse ex-boyfriend of rape
The woman had staged a fake crime scene before calling the cops who found her laying on the tiled floors with a bump on her head with the top bottom of her jeans undone
An Australian court heard on Tuesday that prosecutors will push for a full-time prison sentence for a woman who admitted to falsely accusing her ex-boyfriend of rape. The 28-year-old former NSW police worker pleaded guilty to the false allegation charge. She admitted that she staged a fake crime scene, self-inflicted injuries to her head, called the authorities, and then spun a fake story about what really happened.
According to court documents, she had earlier claimed that her former boyfriend had come to her house, raped her, and hosed her off in the yard. The accused, a Canberra prison guard, had to spend over three months in Goulburn Supermax prison after his arrest based on the false accusations. Around the time the allegations were made, the pair's relationship had become sour and they were in the midst of a property dispute over their residence in Bonner, Canberra Times reports.
However, the police worker was acquitted of one of the false accusation charges by the presiding judge, on appeal. He ordered another hearing for the other false allegation charge, to which she pleaded guilty.
The agreed statement of facts tendered in court following her plea states that the woman and her partner had been in a defacto relationship since February 2011. However, after the relationship collapsed, the woman moved in with her new partner into the Bonner house, which she had reportedly bought with her ex-boyfriend. According to the documents, the ex was trying to get the residence sold.
Police arrested the former boyfriend on December 6, 2013, after the woman in question made accusations of domestic violence against him. He was later released on bail on strict conditions.
She then called authorities once again on March 21, 2014, while her former partner was at home. Responding officers let themselves into the yard and saw a peg basket knocked over. They heard a woman groan, "Help", and found her lying on the tiled floor inside with a bump on the left side of her head. She complained to them of being sore and nauseous.
The woman's jeans were not disheveled apart from the zipper and top button being undone, court documents noted. Her white lace top was not torn and her bun was in place. Authorities also found an Ansell condom wrapper during a search of the scene. However, it did not match the Ansell condoms that were found at the man's residence.
Having said that, the woman has now admitted that she upturned the laundry pegs, planted a condom wrapper, self-inflicted the injuries, and faked loss of memory in order to make her story more believable.
The ex-partner was charged with assault at the time of his arrest, but due to the serious domestic violence charges he was already facing, he was remanded in custody. While the woman claimed not to remember what happened at first, she created a series of allegations against her former partner in her statements over the weeks that followed. At the time, she claimed that her former boyfriend has come to her house and made her kneel on the ground, before hitting her head on a retaining wall.
Prosecutor Trent Hickey asserted that they would argue only for full-time imprisonment for the dishonest woman, which they deemed appropriate for the case.