115 Days vs. Life? Doesn’t seem fair does it? You know why? Because it isn’t. When you can count in days for one person, what has to be counted in years for another person, then something is wrong in the universe. If a woman levels a false accusation, and she is successful in pursuing that accusation, with that accusation resulting in a guilty verdict for the man accused, the man goes to jail as a rapist. In prison, a rapist is only slightly less hated by the other inmates, than a child molesters. It is said that both the rapist and the molester are subjected to a prison stay that is something akin to hell on earth, including brutal rapes and other forms of physical violence. If the man is, in fact, a violent rapist and molester himself, his plight in prison will arouse very little, if any, sympathy from the general public. But if the man was falsely accused, and wrongly convicted, he is multiple times a victim, and his plight in prison should arouse overwhelming anger and a merciless pursuit of equitable prison time for the woman who accused him. That equitable prison time should also apply to a false accuser whether the man was convicted or not. Just because a man was able to beat the rap, doesn’t mean the woman shouldn’t still be sentenced to what the man would have gotten were he convicted. How come the anger and rage in support of the falsely accused, subsides so quickly?
Check out the story below from the Times Herald-Record. One of the most disturbing things, besides the despicable false accusation, is that the accuser, Kaileigh Burkert, was sentenced for three things, filing a false report, skipping a hearing, and theft (for stealing checks), yet she received a mere 115 days (time served). Think of how many people, especially men, especially minorities, who have served far more jail time for far, far less, or even nothing at all.
Pa. 18-year-old sentenced for false accusation of rape
By Jame Nani
Published: 2:00 AM – 06/19/12
MILFORD, Pa. — A Milford woman was sentenced Friday for falsely accusing a man of sexual assault and burglary, and also for stealing checks from her mother.
Kaileigh Burkert, 18, was sentenced after pleading guilty to making a false accusation of rape against a man from New Jersey.
In September 2011, Burkert told Pennsylvania state police the man came into her Dingman Township home uninvited and raped and assaulted her.
The next day the man was charged with burglary, assault, stalking and trespassing.
During an investigation, he showed state police text messages between him and Burkert that showed she invited him to her house and wanted to have sex.
When confronted with the evidence, Burkert admitted she lied, according to the DA’s office.
The charges against the man were dropped. The DA’s office said Burkert skipped her preliminary hearing in March on the false-report charges. They also accused her, in addition to skipping her hearing, of stealing checks from her mother.
She was found guilty of false report, skipping her hearing, and the thefts. She was sentenced to time served, but given 18 months parole followed by a year on probation. She also was ordered to pay a $600 fine.
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