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PamGH December 19th, 2016 10:46pm

Exonerated/Franklin/rape/timed served: 21 yrs/cause: perjury. This was a police officer. The victim, 13yo, recanted saying she made up story. She was sexually active & was being abused by step-father. Should we charge (now 30yo) woman for perjury?

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/19/16 10:41 pm

I lean no. Statute of limitation alone. If the girl was being sexually abused, highly likely that she was physically abused and most certainly mentally abused. I know what it's like to be totally terrified. I'm quite sure if she told the truth there and then horrible consequences I don't know how much a state would've protected that child. Quite often when girls that age come forward the mothers blame them also. I think she owes him a very sincere apology if he is willing to accept it.

pietsch Another Adoring Fan
12/19/16 8:53 pm

What a terribly sad situation. Both of them suffered so unnecessarily. I think the real abuser needs to be held accountable for his role.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/19/16 5:50 pm

She was 13. A minor and the statute of limitations would be up for lying under oath but there should be something happen.

Melissah1979 Kelso Washington
12/19/16 4:04 pm

Ok I read that wrong, cop was victim. Still don't prosecute the kid.

suppressedID hope despite the times
12/24/16 2:36 pm

No, but she should have to compensate him. SUBSTANTIALLY.

Headstrong115 A.C.M.P
12/19/16 4:03 pm

Of course! If the statute of limitations isn't up yet! Because of that lie an innocent man lost a giant part of his life for something he didn't do!

Malekithe This does not compute
12/19/16 3:49 pm

What is the statute of limitations on perjury?

PamGH SW Washington
12/19/16 5:20 pm

Fine question and I don't know

Malekithe This does not compute
12/19/16 5:26 pm

The federal statute of limitations for perjury is five years (18 U.S.C. § 3282)

12/19/16 3:47 pm

Absolutely. And do not keep it a secret

Melissah1979 Kelso Washington
12/19/16 4:03 pm

But at the time of the crime she was a child. Her crime was a teenager lying, backed up by a cop... prosecute the cop?

DonWichita Kansas
12/19/16 4:04 pm

In Kansas it is just 1 year.