Saturday, July 3, 2010

Surprise woman jailed for lying to police about wreck, rape

Karyn Godfrey and Devin Ficklin,-rape

Surprise woman jailed for lying to police about wreck, rape

SURPRISE, AZ - Authorities say a Surprise woman has been arrested for lying to police about a stolen car and sexual assault.

Surprise police said Karyn Godfrey, 33, reported that her vehicle had been stolen after officers found it damaged and driven into a wall at an apartment complex near Bullard Avenue and Greenway Road on June 5. Godfrey and Devin Ficklin, 18, also of Surprise, told police the vehicle had been stolen.

On June 9, Godfrey reportedly called police saying the report of the stolen vehicle was false, but that she had been forced to make that report by Ficklin at gun point.

Police say Godfrey went on to say that Ficklin had forced his way into her home, raped her then forced her and her 3-year-old son into her car. She said Ficklin crashed into the wall on Greenway Road and forced her to report the stolen vehicle. Godfrey produced two witnesses she said would corroborate her story about Ficklin, police said.

On June 16, detectives arrested Ficklin in Chandler and while he admitted that he and Godfrey did crash the car, the rape and kidnapping allegations were false. Ficklin said that a few days after the car crash he broke off the relationship with Godfrey.

Authorities say when detectives interviewed Godfrey's witnesses, they found inconsistencies with their stories. The witnesses then admitted their statements were false and had been made up with Godfrey to implicate Ficklin.

On June 30, Godfrey was interviewed again and she admitted that she had fabricated the story. Police say that when asked why, she told detectives she "was mad at Ficklin" because he had wrecked her car and had promised to stay with her but didn't.

Godfrey was arrested and charged with false reporting, conspiracy and false reporting emergency. She has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail.

Ficklin faces charges of false reporting, conspiracy and leaving the scene of an accident.

The two witnesses were charged with false information and conspiracy.

What a mockery !- Woman gets probation for false rape claim

Woman gets probation for false rape claim

STROUDSBURG – A Bethlehem woman who said personal problems led her to concoct a story that she had been raped on the East Stroudsburg University campus will spend no time in jail.

Laura Gruver, 23, was sentenced to a year of probation, 50 hours of community service and to continue with mental health counseling. 

Gruver claimed she was attacked, last August 13, behind the Dansbury Commons Cafeteria, by a man with a knife, who forced her into the woods, raped her, then fled.  She gave a detailed description of the imaginary suspect.  Police even found personal items, including underware, at the spot where she claimed the attack happened.

She eventually admitted the story was a hoax.

Disagreed with her wishes-she converted consensual sex to RAPE

Disagreed with her wishes-she converted consensual sex to RAPE

Rape accused claims relationship consensual

In a twist to the Dutch women rape case, the accused, in a bail application said he was having an intimate relationship with one of the women, and things went sour after their visit to Bangkok.

Sufian Siddiqui, counsel for Yasir Altaf, arguing before the Additional Sessions Judge said, “The Dutch woman Julie (name changed) wanted to settle down with Altaf in a separate house in Holland, but he refused”.

Siddiqui produced several email exchanges between the couple from January 2010 to April 2010, wherein Julie expressed her free will to stay in a relationship with Altaf.

Altaf alleged in his bail application that Julie wrote threat mails to him asking for travel expenses or face consequences.

Producing photographs of Julie and Altaf from their leisure trip to Bangkok, Sufian submitted that Julie complained about Altaf raping her in Srinagar in January 2010, but never registered a complaint with any police station — after her return from Srinagar to Delhi.

The counsel also claimed that the Dutch woman had called Altaf to Thailand in March 2010.

“The woman cherished her trip with Altaf to Srinagar, as she wrote mails stating the same. On the other hand, she says he raped her in illegal confinement. It took about 4 months for her to make up her mind to file a rape complaint,” stated Sufian in court.

The prosecution contended that the woman was cheated, as Altaf and his friend Omer Baktoo, who is on the run — cheated the women and seized their passport to seek sexual favours from them in Srinagar.

Sufian contended that as per the FIR, Altaf returned the passport on February 6 2010.

However, the women were still in no frame of mind to register a complaint.

“It is a false case, wherein Altaf has been fabricated, as he refused to agree to her wishes,” said Sufian. After hearing the lengthy arguments, the court has reserved its order on the bail application till Saturday.

Bail plea of judge couple rejected in dowry harassment case

Bail plea of judge couple rejected in dowry harassment case

Tikamgarh (MP): Anticipatory bail plea of a judge couple and their son in a dowry harassment case was rejected by a local court here.

District and Sessions Judge Uday Singh Behrawat rejected the anticipatory bail application of retired judge Purshottam Bhatt, his wife, Meena Bhatt and their son Siddharth yesterday.

The family had approached the court after Jatara police in the district registered cases against them under various sections on the directions of Madhya Pradesh high court.

While Purshottam has retired, his wife Meena is a judge in the family court at Jabalpur.

Siddharth was married to one Meenu on July 5, 2006 and since then the Bhatts had been harassing her for dowry.

On April 5, 2009 the Bhatts called Meenu's father Jagat Narayan Sharma to Jabalpur and demanded Rs three lakh from him and threatened him to implicate in false case if he failed to pay.

Following this, Jagat Narayan committed suicide on April 9 that year and later the case was pursued by his brother Manoj Sharma with Madhya Pradesh high court which directed the Jatara police to register a case against Bhatts.

अफसर के सवालों पर निरुत्तर हुयी बलात्कार का आरोप लगाने वाली युवती

अफसर के सवालों पर निरुत्तर हुयी बलात्कार का आरोप लगाने वाली युवती

Jun 12, 01:07 am

झांसी। एक युवक पर कमरे में बंद कर मारपीट कर बलात्कार का आरोप लगाने वाली युवती पुलिस अफसर के सवालों पर बगलें झांकती नजर आयी। इस मामले में युवती का चिकित्सकीय परीक्षण कराने व क्षेत्राधिकारी को जांच के आदेश दे दिये गये है।

हुआ यूं कि खुद को सकरार थाना क्षेत्र अन्तर्गत ग्राम मगरपुर निवासी बताने वाली एक युवती आज दो अधिवक्ताओं के साथ वरिष्ठ पुलिस अधीक्षक के पास पहुंची और शिकायती प्रार्थना पत्र सौंपते हुये आरोप लगाया कि एक युवक ने कल रात उसे एक कमरे में बंद कर मारा पीटा तथा बलात्कार किया। आरोप गंभीर देख कप्तान ने तत्काल थानाध्यक्ष सकरार को फोन मिलाकर जब पूछताछ की तो पता चला कि उक्त युवती आरोपी बनाये गये युवक के साथ पिछले आठ साल से रह रही है और इस बात की जानकारी पूरे गांव को है। कल रात दोनों में मारपीट हुयी थी और गांव के लोगों ने इसकी सूचना पुलिस को दी थी। इस पर पुलिस ने मौके पर पहुंचकर युवक को हिरासत में ले लिया।

इस जानकारी के बाद जब युवती से युवक के साथ रहने के बारे में सवाल पूछे गये तो वह निरुत्तर हो गयी। सच्चाई सामने आते ही युवती के साथ आये अधिवक्ता भी चुपचाप कुर्सी से उठ खड़े हुये। वरिष्ठ पुलिस अधीक्षक ने क्षेत्राधिकारी को बुलवाकर मामले की जांच करने तथा युवती का चिकित्सकीय परीक्षण कराने के आदेश जारी कर दिये।