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92% of people suspected of making a false allegation of rape or sexual abuse are women.
According to the Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, false allegations of rape can and do happen and must be treated seriously.
False allegations can ruin reputations and devastate lives, Starmer added. “Such cases will be dealt with robustly and those falsely accused should feel confident that the criminal justice system will prosecute these cases wherever there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to do so.”
Responding to concerns that genuine victims of rape could be at risk of being wrongfully accused of making false allegations, Starmer said:
“My guidance to prosecutors highlights the fact that these cases must be informed by wider circumstances, for example, a prosecution would be highly unlikely where a woman may have retracted a true allegation of rape.”
If you think we need to take more action to protect men from false allegations then join our campaign to #StopFalseAllegations today.
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