Durban - A Durban regional court magistrate has warned a woman who falsely cried rape about the seriousness of her actions, and said it had been the third such incident before him in just one week.
The woman, 18, in a bid to have charges against the accused withdrawn, told magistrate Anand Maharaj on Friday that she had laid charges against the young man in the dock for raping her because she was upset.
It appears she had caught him in a compromising position.
Maharaj said it was the third case in his court in which a woman applied for charges to be withdrawn after making a false statement that she had been raped.
“You can’t charge someone for something they didn’t do. This is disconcerting and does not bode well for women who have been raped,” Maharaj said to the evidently embarrassed teen in the witness box.