Christmas Day, 1999: Oregon woman Dianne Reed tells her boyfriend she was raped in the back of her car by a man on the freeway who, impersonating a police officer, had stopped her vehicle and threatened her with a knife. Her boyfriend calls the police while she goes to hospital. The police investigate thoroughly, but at the end of the day it is she who is charged.

This article was published in The Blade (Toledo, Ohio), January 5, 2000, page 15, and this is an excellent quote from it:

“Police periodically dismiss rape cases after evidence proves the reporting person wasn’t raped, but they seldom file charges against the alleged victim.”

My apologies for the poor layout of the linked article; PDF pages can be difficult to size consistently.


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