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False Rape Allegations for Attention? What to Do if You’ve Been Accused

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jul 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you facing false rape allegations in Colorado? Contact an attorney today.
Whenever people hear that a man has been accused of rape, it isn't popular to assume they are innocent. After all, who wants to side with the “bad guy”? Stop and think about this for one moment: Our criminal justice system is based on believing a person is “innocent until proven guilty.” In fact, prosecutors and District Attorneys in Jefferson, Arapahoe, and Denver County must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that a person committed a crime in order to convict them. Why, then, are people so quick to judge when they hear Sexual Assault accusations? False rape allegations are more common than you think. You don't believe me? Let's look at a news article I spotted just last week.

Famous Singer Falsely Accused of Rape

Last year, a series of comments were left on an online article about a famous lead singer. The commenter accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 16-years-old. She appeared to be the perfect victim. “No one believed me because I had been his biggest fan for several years at that point, his pictures covered my locker, etc…I want to out him so bad.” She went on to name him, and said he was her English teacher's brother, and he had raped her after a concert she attended. Accusations like this are common – and people take them as truth. The problem? The girl made up the entire incident.

[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”90%”]The woman ruined a man's reputation to get attention and pity.[/pullquote]

The Need for Attention: A Common Reason for False Accusations

The singer immediately filed a libel lawsuit after the allegations, and it became apparent the woman was lying. She said she “didn't intend for any of this to happen.” Instead, she said she was “looking for support from the ladies on the forum.” In other words, she wanted attention and pity. To get the attention and pity she needed to feel better about herself, she made horrible accusations about another person which could have resulted in criminal charges. This commonly happens often throughout Adams, Douglas, and Clear Creek County. Innocent men are charged with sex crimes and go to prison for indeterminate sentences because a woman needed attention. Police and DAs blindly support charging men to avoid criticism that they did not support a “victim.” Actual victims of rape and sexual assault don't get the attention they need because the police and law enforcement agencies are busy dealing with false accusations. This is unjust.

Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing false rape allegations, don't hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. You need someone in the courtroom who is trained to find inconsistencies and discover lies. We have defended countless good people who have been falsely accused of sex crimes. You need an advocate in court. Don't stand alone in front of a judge or jury and defend yourself. The alleged victim will have a lawyer supporting her lies – you need one to reveal the truth. Work with a lawyer who will fight to protect your future.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has is facing false rape allegations, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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