Two False Allegations From Idaho

December 2, 1988: David Sanderson is accused of raping a girl at his apartment in Deary, Idaho, apparently while other people were present, which may be the reason she recanted. The same article in the Idahoian (Moscow, Idaho), May 2, 1989, page 10A reports the April 1989 dismissal of a rape charge against Idaho graduate student Said Hajib in similar circumstances. It also contains some incisive comment on such charges from a defense attorney:

Public pressure is put on prosecutors to proceed with every rape case, even ones that have weak evidence or are simply false...

A tremendous public disservice is done by proceeding with weak rape cases...


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