Woman falsely accuses men of rape; sex video clears them

The woman accused them of rape. The video showed otherwise, police and prosecutors said. What happened that night led to the vicious beating of one of the men two days later.

Last Friday, a Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted Jasmine Levanna Kurre of felony assault likely to produce great bodily injury and of another count of felony battery.

Jurors acquitted Kurre of the misdemeanor filing of a false police report and of another felony count of robbing the beating victim of his cellphone.

Unfortunately for Kurre, 27, the man’s friend shot the video, showing her laughing and carrying on with the two alleged rapists – hence, the lack of charges against them and the lodging of the misdemeanor false-report accusation.

via Sex video clears men accused of rape – Crime – The Sacramento Bee.

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5 thoughts on “Woman falsely accuses men of rape; sex video clears them”

  1. Part of the problem with posts like this, Paul, and likely the reason for that response today, is that it seems to suggest you see this as a larger problem then the data might support. If you were to include a personal reflection as to why you see this worthy of sharing, it would leave no question as to your point.

    I have seen no data which would suggest women falsely reporting rape is a statistically significant issue or an issue on the rise. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    Two sources of data worth exploring:
    1. CDC’s NIPSV Survey from 2010 – which projects that nearly 1 in 5 women in the US have been sexually assaulted and less than half of those incidents are reported.
    Link – National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey – NISVS – 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_executive_summary-a.pdf

    2. False Allegations of Sexual Assault: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases – which shows nearly 6% of reports are false. http://www.icdv.idaho.gov/conference/handouts/False-Allegations.pdf

    When you compare those two numbers – half of the sexual assaults aren’t even reported with – 6% of those that are reported are false – you might begin to understand the confusion as to why you see this point of falsely accused rapes as so significant.

    Now, it’s possible, and I’ve wondered, if this has happened to you, if you have been falsely accused, and if that’s the case, Paul, I cannot begin to understand how devastating that has to be. It is beyond wrong to accuse a man of doing something like this and even though percentage wise it is a much smaller problem than the reality of rape, it still is something that can ruin a man’s life and nothing to be ignored.

    In the same way, though, it’s important to understand that if those CDC numbers are true, it’s likely 1 in 5 female readers who see you raise the issue of false reports, over and over, might wrongly believe that you see the crime that happened to them as unimportant or possibly untrue. Even if you feel the CDC numbers are exaggerated, surely you wouldn’t want even a single victim of rape to feel you are less than sympathetic to their situation.

    Bear in mind also that the CDC report indicates a very high percentage of women who have been victims of sexual assault suffer post-traumatic stress syndrome due to the attack. These types of blog posts could make them respond in irrational ways, they could say things that are violent, attacking, hostile. It’s important to know this – that this subject matter is such that you could accidentally create that stress in people and therefore that reaction.

    If those links do not come thru, ask me, and I’ll share them with you.

  2. Hi Amy — Thank you for a reasonable and civil response; such has been rare of late. I will respond at length, but not just yet.

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