Can I really go to jail for saying someone raped me when they didn't?

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  • Yes, that's purjury, and in the Bible it's also punishable by death by stoning or burning at the stake.

    IN the United States it's punishable by about 6 months in prison.

    However, if justice were done you'd be punished with the same punishment the man would have been punished with if he were guilty, which in the U. S. is usually 10 years in maximum security prison.

    Moreover, "All purjured persons have their part in the Lake of Fire."

    If I were you, i'd be more concerned about going to Hell than Prison.

  • Yes, filling a false police report is a crime. Also that would be either libel or slander; depending upon whether it was written or spoken.

    • Spoken

    • I don't remember which is which; but libel and slander are essentially the same thing legally.

    • Oh k :/

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  • Yes and they should. Why would you ever falsely claim rape when so many 'Real" rape victims don't always come forward for fear of not being believed.
    That is such a horrible thing to do, both to an innocent man and to the credibility of women out there who would never do that! And to ask the women who really have been raped, rape is no joke, it destroys lives... And NEVER something to lie about!!!

  • You're asking the wrong question. The answer doesn't matter, or should be skipped over and not answered.

    There is no justifiable reason to do it. Ever.

    The real question is why you would ever do this, or think of doing it.

    If I thought it would prevent you from saying it falsely, I would tell you, 'Yes, you will go to jail.'

    • :'( i need a lawyer

    • You need a conscience.

    • "I need a lawyer" "You need a conscience." Best reply EVER!

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  • Technically yes, but it doesn't happen often - but you more realistically could be fined or given community service and probation, plus have a criminal record. So, be smart and don't make false claims.

  • Yes, because you lied in court, police, and he can sue you for emotional damages and harassment

  • I don't know if you can... but you should.

  • Don't know whether you can or can't, but I do think you should go to jail!

  • You could since that is considered false accusation for a crime.

  • Not an expert on the law, but I think filing a false police report is a crime. Regardless, if you did that you should go to jail and get sued civilly for damages you caused.

  • Do you believe that you should be able to make false allegations without any fear of consequences?

    Or are you just a troll?

  • In the UK, you can charged with wasting police resources or perverted the course of justice. I don't know if that carries jail time, though. Outside of that, I don't believe so.

  • Yes you can because you just www just assaulted when you say a man raped you you better be right because if not your goingbto put someone in jail for hurting you as he just changed your life for ever he has to pay for it but if he didn't do thst to you then you must pay for it for lying and putting the guy through this so if ur try to get back at some one thsts the wrong way to do it

  • You should! 🤨

    You have no idea of the serious consequences and damages it could do to a person’s reputation, career, family etc. You could destroy someone’s life!

    • Oh well sorry

    • You will certainly get into trouble for making a false report to the police, and wasting police resources!

    • Sorry :'(

  • Hahahahahaha

    Yes.

    • :'( no

  • You should. And if you say that in a court of law , perjury.

  • We can only hope they toss you in there way longer then til your 18 if you did something that despicable.

  • YES, and if you LIE ABOUT IT, YOU SHOULD GO TO JAIL!! WTF? Why would you lie? That stays with him FOREVER!!! Even if he is acquitted and you said it was a lie, THAT IS ALWAYS ON HIS RECORD, ALL HIS LIFE!!! You can totally FUCK UP his life, with that lie, so YEAH, you need to take it seriously, and you should be sent to prison for lying about it!!

  • Yes absolutely. Society actually has calmed down a lot on the topic of false accusations. In older societies, doing something like that could get you sentenced to death or something else really bad.

    In my opinion, theirs nothing that makes you more of a piece of shit than falsely accusing someone of something, which if it it is to believed would ruin their life for no good reason.

    • Really :'( ?

    • Yea like tf did the guy do for you to have him labeled as some kind of unemployable creep?

    • He told everyone form school we had sex

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  • I sure hope you can, I never want to cross paths with you. I read the other comments your going to fuck up his whole life cause some bullies called you a slut? Fess up and tell the truth while this can still be fixed, before you ruin both of your lifes, and yes lying will mess up your life too.

  • no as you are a minor but should publicly be shamed as a liar.

    • Well that's not quite right-- she can't go to *prison* for something like that, but she can be locked up in short-term jail for a few nights assuming that the court, wherever she is, wants to take that action if the police decide to charge her.

    • @Thatsamazing not where I'm from.

    • Oh. Okay. Well where's that

  • I don't think so but that should be the case and if you ever do this know your soul is doomed.

    • Also it's people like you that make life harder for actual rape victims. You're why no one ever believes us. You give all women a bad name and you should be ashamed of yourself

  • I hope so

  • Yep, you can. Ask a lawyer. (False Accusations Civil Lawsuit, Defamation of Character Lawsuit, Slander and Libel, etc.)
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