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Rape victim jailed for retracting allegation under pressure from rapist

by | 13th, March 2012

READY to feel angry? Meet Sarah from Powys, Wales. The Court of Appeal says the criminal conviction against Sarah who falsely retracted a rape claim against her violent husband stands. The woman is mother to four young children. Sarah is 29.

She says she retracted the claims of having been raped by her husband on six occasion because he had been pressuring her. The Crown’s brief, Alison Levitt QC, has said the State “unreservedly accepts the factual background to this case. It’s plain that [the woman] was subjected to a lengthy period of domestic violence and it’s implicit in the plea that she was the victim of rape.”

The husband had also forced Sarah to work in a brothel.

In November 2010, Sarah was sentenced to eight months prison

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