Three men she re­gret­ted hav­ing sex with held for 50 hours

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By CARLA HAR­RIS

A WOMAN who falsely claimed she was raped by three men be­cause she re­gret­ted hav­ing group sex with them has been jailed for two years.

Rosie Dodd claimed the men, aged 21, 23 and 25, as­saulted her in a house in Clifton, Not­ting­ham, in the early hours of June 4.

The trio were ar­rested af­ter Dodd, 20, said they had all raped her af­ter she met them dur­ing a night out in the city.

The men spent nearly 50 hours in cus­tody be­fore be­ing re­leased on bail af­ter main­tain­ing Dodd had will­ingly had sex with them.

Po­lice be­came sus­pi­cious af­ter car­ry­ing out fur­ther en­quiries and chal­lenged Dodd about her ac­count.


She then ad­mit­ted she had made up the rape claims as she re­gret­ted hav­ing con­sen­sual sex with the trio.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Gina Far­rell, who led the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said af­ter the case at Not­ting­ham Crown Court: “We take ev­ery re­port of rape and sex­ual as­sault ex­tremely se­ri­ously, just as we did in this case.

“But it soon be­came ap­par­ent that there were in­con­sis­ten­cies with Dodd’s ac­count.

“The three men who were ac­cused of rape were quite badly af­fected by the dam­ag­ing ac­cu­sa­tions, and Dodd has never shown an ounce of re­morse for what she put them through.

“Also, the time our trained of­fi­cers spent with her could have been spent with some­one who re­ally needed our help.”

Dodds, from Not­ting­ham, was caged for two years af­ter pre­vi­ously plead­ing guilty to per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

Det Insp Stephen Wal­dram, head of the force’s Rape In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team, said: “Peo­ple lie that they’ve been raped for a mul­ti­tude of rea­sons – like hav­ing re­grets about hav­ing sex with a per­son, or as a way of get­ting back at some­one.

“There is no jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for ly­ing about some­thing so se­ri­ous and in­cred­i­bly dam­ag­ing and po­lice ac­tively in­ves­ti­gate a false claim just as thor­oughly as a gen­uine one to en­sure in­no­cent peo­ple are not con­victed for things they didn’t do.

“It’s im­por­tant to stress that any­one who con­tacts us to say they have been as­saulted will be treated with sen­si­tiv­ity and re­spect.

“It can be in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult for vic­tims of rape to come for­ward to po­lice and tell us what’s hap­pened to them, which is why it’s so im­por­tant for us to pros­e­cute those who take up our time by ly­ing to us.

“I would urge gen­uine vic­tims to come for­ward and tell us if they have been raped or sex­u­ally as­saulted so we can we be­gin to bring those re­spon­si­ble to jus­tice.

“And I would re­mind any­one con­sid­er­ing mak­ing a false re­port to think again – we carry out ex­tremely thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tions and their lies will be ex­posed.”

RE­GRETS: Dodd lied af­ter she had sex with three


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