This page last updated Feb
1998-1030 - North Harbour
News - False rape complaints
Quentin Reade - Four out of every five rape complaints made on the Hibiscus
Coast are false police say.
Detective Sheryl Birrell says Orewa police have dealt with 11 [eleven]
rape complaints in the last year.
Only two were proved. Ms
Birrell says false allegations waste a lot of police time. She says Orewa police
are so sick of fake rape calls they are taking complainants to court and
charging the complainants with making false statements. Ms Birrell says the courts are not tough
1998-0600 - COSA Newsletter -
Falsely accused teachers
by Felicity Goodyear-Smith - While certainly some teachers do sexually molest
children, it is all too easy for pupils to make wrongful allegations and be
uncritically believed. Pointing the finger at a teacher gives students
incredible power if they are angry with him (or her) and want revenge for
being disciplined or sighted in some way.