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Sabrina Johnson lied about rape: goes down for twelve months

Like that tree in the forest if no one hears the consent did it really happen? Image ©Iain Hall

©Regular readers of the sandpit may remember that I have written about false accusations of rape before and my general feeling remains that rape is a most difficult and problematic crime. For those who have been violated it is a very difficult crime  to prove to a satisfactory legal standard and to those accused it is equally difficult to defend yourself against such a ruinous accusation. I am sure that in one of the rather heated comment threads that I have advocated that before having casual consensual sex that any man should use their mobile phone to record the woman in question giving clear and unambiguous consent (but I can’t find the particular comment). So imagine my surprise when someone has actually done precisely that and not only have they managed to use that recording to prove their innocence but also to ensure that the woman who falsely accused then is convicted on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Sabrina Johnson, 25, performed sex acts on the three strangers she had met  while walking home from a night out, Chelmsford Crown Court in Essex heard.

The following morning when she woke up, hung over and late for work, she told her boss that she had been dragged into a park by two strangers and forced to perform oral sex on them.

Horrified workmates urged Johnson to report the attack to police, and detectives spent 311 hours investigating the alleged crime, at a cost of some £6,753.

The investigation continued until one of the men involved came forward with a voice recording that he had made on his mobile phone of Johnson consenting to the sex game.

Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC jailed the three-months pregnant supermarket worker for 12 months after she pleaded guilty to a perverting the course of justice.

He said her lies had caused fear: ‘This was an allegation of a terrifying nature. There was heightened public fear of rapists, an atmosphere of fear that was created wholly unnecessarily.’

He added that it was only thanks to the mobile phone voice recording that the men were cleared.

He added: ‘You had sexual relations with them and played some kind of sex game. One of the males, a prudent gentleman, recorded your consent on his mobile phone, including your image. But for his doing so he would have been very likely in deep trouble.’

There certainly is some very clear value to mobile phones having the facility to record sound and vision so perhaps all of the blokes out there on the pull should take heed of this story and ensure that when she says yes that you record it because like that tree in the forest if no one hears the consent did it really happen?

Cheers Comrades

£4,000 worth of haircuts

I wrote about this case before and I was disgusted that such an action should be brought on such flimsy grounds although the plaintiff has not won the £34,000 she was seeking she was awarded £4,000 for her “hurt feelings”. 🙄

At the tribunal, Bushra was asked if Sarah had made derogatory remarks about her headscarf.

She replied: ‘She did not. She just asked me if I wore it all the time, or whether I’d take it off.’

Although Bushra is believed to have been acting alone, in the past similar cases have been championed by Muslim traditionalist groups.

In 2006, the Law Lords overturned a court ruling that teenager Shabina Begum’s human rights were violated when she was banned from wearing full Islamic dress at school.

Enlarge Sarah Derosiers

Sarah in her salon – Wedge – located in north London says that the discrimination case against her almost ruined her business

The extremist Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir later admitted that it had ‘advised her’.

Meanwhile, Sarah Desrosiers is wondering how to raise the £4,000 she has been ordered to pay Bushra. She has spent her savings on her legal battle and simply has no money left.

‘I am a one-woman band, and am already in debt due to the set-up costs of opening my own salon,’ says Sarah. ‘I dread to think how many haircuts I’m going to have to do to earn the £4,000 I have to pay Bushra. This has, without doubt, been the worst year of my life.’

Of course this is a wonderful example of how minority groups and individuals can use anti-discrimination laws to bully and extort money form people who are just trying to run their business and this is surely a good reason to set the bar for being being “offended ” rather higher that it appears to be at present.

We used to fear the gun and the bomb as the main weapons of the Islamist but clearly the leftist inspired lawyer is just as effective as Chapati flour and Peroxide when it comes to ruining peoples lives.

Until next time Comrades


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