So, so, rare

A mother-of-three has been jailed for falsely claiming she was raped.

Sophie Skinner, 25, from Llanfoist in Monmouthshire, denied perverting the course of justice but was found guilty by a jury.

Newport Crown Court was told the life of her victim Damon Osborne was “turned upside down” by the accusation in 2016.

She was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Judge Daniel Williams after he said she had shown “no remorse at all”.

The court heard that Skinner went out drinking in Abergavenny “looking for attention” on Saturday, 4 June in 2016.

CCTV showed her in a Wetherspoons pub, before going to public toilets in White Horse Lane.

“You then saw Damon Osborne who was waiting for a lift home – at the time he was 18 and you were 23,” Judge Williams said.

“You ran over to him and hugged him… the CCTV at the toilets could not be clearer – you initiated the sex with him.

“When he gave into your persistent demands for sex you told him you could get him into trouble for having sex with you.”

The court was told that Skinner then made a false claim that she had been raped to Wetherspoons’ door staff, and was interviewed by police.

But we must believe every claim by every survivor, mustn’t we?

9 thoughts on “So, so, rare”

  1. 18 months banged up. If he was convicted he’d get much longer and be on the nonce register. Hardly proportional.

  2. Yes 9 months max. so not exactly proportional or even in line with the judges statements about seriousness and lack of remorse so obviously sentencing guidelines are light. They should have added sexual assault and harassment, had a man been that assertive he would have been locked up if the women later complained

  3. “if there had been no CCTV in this case – Sophie Skinner would have been believed and I would not have been giving this statement, because I would be in jail.”

    Tricky one for the Left, this. On the one hand, constant surveillance of your enemies (the public) – good. On the other hand, it helps people show what really happened instead of a narrative fabricated in some loony’s head from thin air – bad.


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