TV News LIES

Monday, Oct 20th

Last update06:17:43 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Sara Reedy, the rape victim accused of lying and jailed by US police, wins $1.5m payout

Sara Reedy, the rape victim accused of lying and jailed by US police, wins $1.5m payout

E-mail Print PDF

Sara ReedySara Reedy remembers clearly the start of her ordeal, and how surprisingly painful it was to have a gun jammed to her temple. Then her attacker demanded oral sex, saying he would shoot her if she refused. She was shaking, gagging.

"I had images of my family finding me dead," she told the Observer. "I closed my eyes and just tried to get it over with."  Reedy was 19 when the man entered the petrol station near Pittsburgh where she was working to pay her way through college and pulled a gun. He emptied the till of its $606.73 takings, assaulted her and fled into the night.

But the detective who interviewed Reedy in hospital didn't believe her, and accused her of stealing the money herself and inventing the story as a cover-up. Although another local woman was attacked not long after in similar fashion, the police didn't join the dots.

Following further inquiries, Reedy was arrested for theft and false reporting and, pregnant with her first child (by her now ex-husband), thrown in jail. She was subsequently released on bail, but lost her job. More than a year after attacking Reedy, the man struck again, but this time he was caught and confessed to the earlier crime.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


The United States Is Number One ... but in What?

USA number oneAmerican politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country...

Native American schools face decayed buildings, poverty

native american schools in disrepairFederally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a...

Do Detroit's water shutoffs violate international law? UN to investigate.

Detroit water shut-offsTwo human rights experts from the United Nations plan to visit Detroit this weekend to investigate...

Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

SC JusticesThe Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!