British Women Charged Conditional Punishment for Inventing Group Rape
The 19-year-old British woman who was convicted last week for allegedly inventing a group rape will receive a four-month suspended prison sentence and a fine from the Cyprus court.
The woman alleged twelve Israeli youths had raped her, but then withdrew her statement. She says she retracted her statement under pressure from the police. She will appeal the verdict.
The young British woman initially claimed last summer that 12 Israeli young men had raped her in her hotel room in Ayia Napa, a popular holiday resort in eastern Cyprus.
Ten days later she withdrew her complaint again, after which she was arrested and had to hand over her passport.
However, according to the woman’s defence, the Cypriot police put her under pressure to admit that she had lied about the case. The police deny that.
The woman was convicted last week for allegedly inventing the group rape and trying to mislead the court. According to the judge, the woman admitted to the investigators that she had lied.
She supposedly invented the group rape because she was embarrassed when it turned out she was filmed while having sex with one of the young men.