By Dilip Kuner • 22 October 2018 • 18:17
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A WOMAN who accused two men of sexual abuse, saying they drugged her before assaulting her, has been jailed for two years after a judge decided she was lying.
Granada’s Criminal Court sentenced the woman after two men she had denounced were acquitted of using burundanga (Hyoscine, also known as scopolamine) to make her compliant.
The judge decided that Raquel G.O. had made a false accusation, which could have had serious consequences for the men. As well as the jail term she must pay the victims €3,000 each.
The facts date back to an early morning in December 2013 when the married woman, who has children, went to a disco with a friend after holding a business dinner.
The woman then said that she had completely lost consciousness despite having had only two drinks, the last one bought by two strangers. She declared that she only remembered having sexual relations with the two defendants, one next to the discotheque and the other in the coastal town of Motril.
She denounced both of them for a crime of sexual abuse for which the Attorney General’s Office requested eight years in prison.
The trial was held in July 2016 when the defendants were acquitted.
The judge found no evidence of the use of drugs or any criminal activity.
Now, having heard that a witness had said Raquel was “very drunk” the judge has sentenced her on the basis that she made the complaint despite knowing that the facts she presented “did not correspond in any way to reality.”
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