Woman fined for false rape report

Article here. Excerpt:

'In a highly unusual case, a 48-year-old Winnipeg woman has been fined for public mischief after she falsely reported to police she was raped in order to try to save her job.

On Nov. 7, 2016, the woman reported to the Winnipeg Police Service's sex crimes unit that she had been raped by a stranger six days earlier while she was walking in the area of Midwinter Avenue and Brazier Street. She told investigators an unknown man had come up behind her, overpowered her and raped her, and that she later threw out her clothes and showered repeatedly because she was ashamed.

The woman, a single mother who now has a criminal record, sobbed in front of provincial court Judge Carena Roller on Thursday, saying she was truly ashamed of herself for lying.

"I don't even know why I did it. This is not me to do something so stupid," she told the judge.

The woman was fined $1,000, put on an 18-month probation order and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.'

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"I don't even know why I did it."

I know why you did it. You figured you could get away with it, that's why. You wouldn't be sorry if you hadn't been caught.

Everyone's always sorry *after* they get caught, mostly sorry *that* they got caught.

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