2) What is the penalty for making damaging accusations? It's certainly the case that more rapes go unreported, than false rape accusations are made. But the case of a serial rape-false-accuser who is getting jail time is now prompting people to ask questions: since there is clearly an irreversible cost of (rape accusations, molestation accusations, etc.) what is the cost to the accuser in cases where it turns out to be false? Another bizarre legal inconsistency is that it's contempt of court to lie under oath, but then a defendant pleading innocent and found guilty does not automatically earn an additional contempt charge.
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