Teenager lied about ex drugging and raping her after he wouldn’t get back together

2018-05-30 12:13
Hanna Sandover. (Photo: Facebook/Hannah Sandover)

Hanna Sandover. (Photo: Facebook/Hannah Sandover)

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A teenage girl has been convicted of wasting police time after falsely accusing her ex-boyfriend of drugging and raping her when he refused to get back together.

Hannah Sandover (18), from Wiltshire in England, apparently told her friend her ex, whom she’d been dating for a year, had forced himself on her while they were in the backseat of a car during a trip, reports Metro News.

Her concerned friend then went to the police station and the teen later gave a formal statement to local police.

“He became forceful and pinned me down. I kept telling him to stop,” Hannah’s statement read.

“I think he’d drugged the water I was drinking.”

The teen also claimed one of her friends was seated in the front of the car while the incident took place, but was listening to music and therefore couldn’t hear what was happening, reports Daily Mail.

But Hannah’s lies were revealed after she underwent a physical examination.

Mirror News reports that her family then questioned her story, and the teen later said she’s made it up.

Hannah also admitted to a charge of wasting police time at the magistrate’s court in Salisbury.

“Miss Sandover is extremely lucky that she didn't get charged with perverting the course of justice, only due to her age and the fact she has no previous convictions,” prosecutor Ryan Seneviratine said.

“Her ex-boyfriend has said his confidence in approaching girls has been completely ruined.

“He was kept in custody for five-and-a-half hours and underwent intimate tests.

“And all because she wanted to get back at him.

“She had numerous time to say the allegations were lies, but she didn't.”

Hannah’s lawyer, Moses Tawo, revealed she didn’t say that she was lying sooner because she was afraid.

"She was too scared to admit she’d been lying,” Moses said.

"The only person she told the story to was her friend. She never meant for it to be taken to the police and couldn't tell me why she’d told lies.

"She’s faced some health issues, and when the only relationship she had with anyone ended she panicked, which she now shows remorse for."

Hannah was released on bail and will be sentenced on 8 June.

Sources: metro.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, mirror.co.uk

 

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