Woman jailed for dropping rape charges

From the BBC:

Rape charities have reacted angrily after a woman who accused her husband of rape was jailed for falsely dropping the charges.

The woman, from Powys, was given an eight-month sentence after changing her mind about pursuing prosecution.

Dyfed-Powys Police decided to investigate her for perverting the course of justice.

The End Violence Against Women Coalition said the verdict sent out a “chilling message” to rape victims.

Director Holly Dustin said it also showed parts of the criminal justice system are “still in the dark ages” when it comes to sexual violence.

And the charity Rape Crisis, which operates throughout England and Wales, said they were “outraged” a woman was being criminalised for choosing not to pursue her case.

Gosh, I wonder why the reporting rate is so low for rape.