Crying Wolf Law
Arizona State focused first then become Federal Law
Summary written by Christina Oden (Attorney)
We are attempting to have Congress write Legislature into a Bill that will become a Law for the State of Arizona and then subsequently become a Federal Law thru later Congressional Actions. The Law should simply state that filing a false police report claiming to be a victim of Sexual Assault or Rape is against the law and if found Guilty of breaking this Law the sentence penalty will be that to which is equal of the sentence penalty for Sexual Assault or Rape. Currently there are no laws preventing these false claims because there are no laws that specifically target this action. This predicament leaves Police Officers to use far less egregious misdemeanor crimes to penalize these heinous actions. The penalty and or risk of penalty, unfortunately, is not severe enough to prevent the crime of filing a false police report of Sexual Assault or Rape. We simply wish to increase the sentencing penalty to prevent these actions. The Current State of Affairs (2018): (Research to be done specific to the State of Arizona) • Current Laws on the Books regarding Sexual Assault & Rape • The Sentence guidelines for the current laws on the Books regarding Sexual Assault & Rape • The Number of Men having been found Guilty of Sexual Assault or Rape • The Average Sentence/ Penalty received for Men found Guilty of Sexual Assault or Rape • The Amount of Men found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault or Rape VS. • Current Laws on the Books regarding False accusations of Sexual Assault & Rape • The Sentence guidelines for the current laws on the Books regarding false accusations of Sexual Assault & Rape • The Amount of Woman who Filed a police report claiming Sexual Assault or Rape • The Amount of Woman who retracted their claim of previously filed Sexual Assault or Rape • The Amount of Woman who were prosecuted for filing a False claim of Sexual Assault or Rape • The Amount of Woman Found Guilty for filing a False Claim of Sexual Assault or Rape • The Average Sentence/Penalty received for the woman found Guilty of filing a False Claim of Sexual Assault or Rape The intent here is to show the drastic legal and subsequent sentencing difference between being accused and then prosecuted for Sexual Assault or Rape versus making a false claim, being prosecuted for and then it’s subsequent sentence. Note: We must make overtly clear that the Crying Wolf Law does not attempt to bypass the legal process in that simply because a woman retracts her claim of sexual assault or rape or the Man is found Not Guilty during his trial the Woman does not then be prosecuted or is sentenced for making a false claim. The Woman must go through the normal course of due process. In that a detective must investigate a possible crime (an allegation of her filing a false claim of Sexual Assault or Rape), the Detective must have found evidence to submit to the District Attorney, the DA must decide to prosecute the case, the then Defendant must be indicted and then she must go thru trial where the DA must prove his/her case beyond a reasonable doubt and the jury must then find her Guilty of the crime in order for her to then serve the sentence equal to the crime she made false accusations of.
A recent example of this are the rape accusations against Justice Kavanaugh...