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Young woman jailed after falsely accusing soldier of rape because he dumped her

By Mason White 5:31 PM October 24, 2017
Rebecca Palmer
Rebecca Palmer
By: Tanya Clark

A young woman destroyed the life of a soldier by falsely accusing him of rape, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, the woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after she was found guilty of 4 counts of perverting the course of justice in relation to making the false allegation of rape.

Rebecca Palmer, 26, of Garraways, Royal Wootton Bassett, had previously pleaded guilty to five further counts of perverting the course of justice and five counts of sending malicious communications.

She was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court following a 9-day trial.

During the trial, the court heard a personal impact statement from the victim about the devastating effect the false allegations had on his life.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: “This was an unusual case and I am pleased with the results in court.

“Palmer’s behavior has been completely unacceptable and she has shown no regard for the level of upset she has caused to others.

“Palmer became completely embroiled in her own web of lies and her appalling behavior could really have a negative impact on victims of rape or sexual assault who may choose not to report it to police for fear that they will not be believed.

“I would like to reassure victims of sexual assault that we take all reports extremely seriously and would encourage anyone who has been a victim, regardless of how much time has passed since the offense, to come forward and report it to police on 101.”

According to the police investigation, Palmer has consensual sex with the 22-year-old soldier, who was serving with the Kings Royal Hussars at the time of the allegations.

When the soldier decided to end the relationship, Palmer became mad and began making up stories.

Palmer accused the solder of raping her.

She then opened Facebook accounts, where she posted naked pictures of herself.

She then told police that the soldier posted the naked photos to take revenge against her for reporting the rape.