Woman cleared of false rape claim after houseparty ‘threesome’ video emerges

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A former private schoolgirl was today acquitted of making a false rape claim after a video emerged of her and two boys engaged in sex acts during a high school house party that “got out of control”.

The woman - who was then aged 17 and who is now a university student - had planned a get together for friends, but tried to cancel it when a Facebook event page was left public and went viral with hundreds of teenagers signing up to attend.

The bash went ahead - with her parents home in Fife being totally trashed, with radiators ripped off walls, holes poked in the ceiling with destroyed curtain rails, and family property obliterated.

It is understood that tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to the house.

The Monday following the Saturday night event the girl told friends she had had “a threesome” with two boys at the party - but later told them she hadn’t given the teenagers consent.

A video - highly contentious during the trial - later emerged of the act in progress and spread amongst schoolkids at secondary schools across Fife in a matter of hours.

Later that day she went to the police and alleged she had been sexually assaulted - leading to two of the then 16-year-old males being arrested and charged with raping her.

Following a painstaking investigation those charges were dropped - and she was instead charged with wasting police time.

She maintained during a marathon 10-day trial at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court that she had been attacked - with her defence counsel describing one of the boys as a “sexual predator” and stating he was “going round the party like a dog in heat”.

They argued the woman’s drink may have been spiked - which would account for her demeanour of concern for the destruction of her family home changing to her “being out of it” and trying to go to bed during the party later in the night.

A jury today found her not guilty of the charges.

As she walked free from the dock a sheriff told her: “I hope in all the circumstances you have found perhaps there is some merit in our criminal justice system after all.”

The 20-year-old woman, of Fife, denied two charges on indictment of wasting police time and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The wasting police time offence is alleged to have occurred between December 2015 and July 2016, while the attempting to pervert the course of justice is said to have taken place between December 7 and December 10 2015.

A jury of ten men and five women took just an hour to find her not guilty by majority of both charges.

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