A Boise, Idaho, woman has been charged with lying to police after claiming a strange man climbed into her car in a parking lot and forced her to drive to another location, where he raped her.
On May 1, Patricia Crosby-White, 24, told police that she was sitting in her car in a parking lot when a man she did not know “forced his way into her vehicle,” KTVB reported. The man, who Crosby-White claimed was wearing a holster and may have potentially had a gun, then forced who drive somewhere else. There, she said, he raped her, before having her drive back to the parking lot and leaving her vehicle.
After her accusation, police reviewed surveillance video of the area and found a photo of a man, who Crosby-White identified as her attacker. Police, according to KTVB, asked the public to help identify the man, which they did. Police found the man and spoke to him. During their interview, police learned that the man knew Crosby-White and that the couple had planned to meet in that parking lot.
Police provided prosecutors with “surveillance videos, witness interviews, social media records and other electronic messages,” relating to the case, according to KTVB. Prosecutors declined to charge the man and instead charged Crosby-White with a misdemeanor for lying to police. Because she was charged with only a misdemeanor, she was not arrested and will only receive a summons to appear in court.
The man’s identity, thankfully, was not revealed to the public. Women who make false accusations against men rarely receive any real punishment.
In January, State University of New York student Nikole P. Tucker accused a man with whom she had consensual sex of rape and was charged with only a misdemeanor. In June of last year, 21-year-old Mary Zolkowski was charged with lying about being raped in a parking lot at Delta College. She spent 45 days in jail for her crime. She could have been sentenced to up to four years and a $2,000 fine. Had the man whom she accused been convicted thanks to her false testimony, he could have faced decades in prison.
In August 2015, University of Arkansas student Lindsey Sweetin claimed she was sexually assaulted in a parking garage, but surveillance video proved she was lying. She was actually charged with a felony. It is unclear what punishment she received.
Then there’s Nikki Yovino, the most famous recent example of a woman lying about sexual assault. She was sentenced to a year in prison (one of the longest sentences I’ve ever seen for a false accusation, even though the women are often attempting to ruin another person’s life with their claims) and is being sued by the men she falsely accused.
The examples above don’t seem to have an effect on feminists claiming “women never lie.” This lie, along with the intellectually dishonest claim that prosecuting women who lie will keep women who tell the truth from coming forward, help fuel false accusations. When the punishment is minimal (or nonexistent) what’s to stop someone?