Woman investigated over false rape report

A woman who cried rape is being investigated by the police for making a false report, said a police statement.

The 20-year-old woman had made a police report on Wednesday, May 22, accusing a man of raping her. But after investigating, the police found out she had had consensual sex with the man. It was only after she found out he had circulated nude photographs of her, that she made the report about being raped.

Now, police investigations into both the woman and the man are ongoing.

Anyone found guilty of knowingly giving false information to a public servant can be jailed up to to one year and fined up to $5,000, while those convicted for circulating obscene materials can be jailed up to three months and fined.

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