All you need to know about Rape
Rape is the worst nightmare of every woman; it causes physical, emotional and psychological harm to the victim. A sexual assault involves sexual intercourse committed against someone without his or her permission and willingness is generally rape. Rape cases are highly reported in the developing countries and most people are victimised by those they are close to and know very well. Minors make the highest percentage of rape targets this because the rapists might think that they will simply have to threaten them into not telling on them. Surprisingly, some people have turned it to their own advantage by making false allegations about rape. A girl intentionally goes to the police to report that her boyfriend, stepfather, an uncle she hates or a boy at school she wants to hurt, has raped her.
Someone can be wrongly convicted and be sent to prison without anyone ever finding out whether the accused is guilty of the crime or not. The main reason for such an incident is that it is difficult to tell whether someone is lying about being raped because most are young and vulnerable who act out of mere teenage anger and revenge. Before making these false accusations, he or she will make sure they are in a state convincing enough to conclude that they have been assaulted. The police sometimes tend to rule a case as a false one basing on their own personal judgement. They assume that a rape victim has to look rugged, stressed, scared or unravelled. The definite rate of false sexual assault charges is hard to determine because many who study false contentions make conclusions based on defective and untested research approaches and misconceptions therefore putting possible rape cases under the unproven and false category.
False accusation falls under different definitions, a case where the victim has not sustained any injuries to show a forceful struggle or where the victim did not have the capacity to give a legal consent because they were unconscious, has a disability or is of under age is often administrated as false or unfounded. Although some rape cases might lack enough evidence not all are false ones. There are groups formed specifically to defend those wrongfully convicted of sexual abuse crimes in the UK including the False Allegations Support Organisation and People against False Allegations of Abuse.
A neglected and ignored child will strive to be noticed, she or he after doing everything will most probably resolve to feign a rape. He/she will wrongly accuse someone close to him/her in the family circle just to get attention from his or her parents. In these cases, the complainants come to withdraw the accusations and accept to have falsely accused the other person making it a false allegation. While actual rape cases happen every day, many victims do not disclose it to the authority. Fear of the rapist, being viewed in bad light by friends and family, being wrongly judged and misunderstood and even the police refusing to believe them is the reason behind it. Lack of enough evidence of false allegations leaves researchers and the police with no accurate estimation of actual rape cases leading them to over-represent the accusations.