19-yr-old British woman found to have been lying about gang rape in Cyprus is spared prison – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

19-yr-old British woman found to have been lying about gang rape in Cyprus is spared prison

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A 19-year-old British woman who was convicted of “public mischief” by court in Cyprus after she lied about being gang raped has been spared a prison sentence and instead handed a four-month suspended sentence.

The 19-year-old, from Derbyshire, claimed that she was gang raped by 12 Israeli tourists in the resort of Ayia Napa last July, however, it was discovered after a police investigation it was determined that the woman had lied about the rape claims.

Fortunately for the defendants, several videos of the sexual encounter between the English woman and a dozen Israeli men were filmed and the footage conflicted with her account of incident in which she claimed she was attacked by the group of men and gang raped.

Now the girl’s mother has spoken out claiming her daughter has suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, sleeps 20 hours a day and suffers hallucinations when she hears foreign male voices the UK Daily Mail reported.

The nineteen-year-old woman was facing up to one year in prison, but her mother has claimed that her health is in serious decline and she must return to the UK before it is too late to prevent lifelong damage. As part of this plea she has called on tourists to boycott the Mediterranean island.

The mother of the convicted nineteen-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been supported in her calls by a social media campaign dubbed ‘#BoycottCyprus’ and an online petition to drop all charges against her daughter.

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