Cyprus court: British teen guilty of fabricating rape claims

December 30, 2019 - 2:28 am

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court on Monday found a 19 year-old British woman guilty of fabricating claims that she was gang raped by 12 Israelis.

Announcing his verdict, Judge Michalis Papathanasiou said the defendant didn't tell the truth and tried to deceive the court with “convenient”and “evasive” statements in court.

She was found guilty of the charge of “public mischief.”

The judge said he would announce sentencing on Jan. 7.

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