A SEVENTEEN-year-old schoolgirl from Malaga City’s Teatinos district may face charges for falsely accusing four classmates of rape and abuse.
The four boys, also aged 17, were ordered to present themselves at a police station in the city at Easter, and once there arrested and throw into cells. They were informed that they had been accused of bullying, insulting, hitting and pushing a classmate and after appearing before a judge they were released with a restraining order banning them from going within 200 metres of their supposed victim.
That was the start of a nightmarish six-month period during which the boys were unable to go to school without breaching the restraining order.
Two weeks later the girl added an accusation of rape to her report, accusing three of the four and claiming they had brutally attacked her sexually in the school gardens.
The parents, believing their sons when they denied everything, began to investigate and found a photograph of bruises the girl had given the police on the internet and suspected she had copied it.
School records revealed that on some of the days the girl claimed she had been attacked she was not at school and absence notes signed by her mother were found. A teacher also told the judge that at the time the alleged rape happened, one of the boys was definitely in the school’s canteen, and mobile phone tracking systems showed the other two accused were off the school grounds at the time of the attack.
Now, the case against the four boys has been dismissed but the girl may face charges for her false accusations, which could well have ruined the boys’ futures the year they were due to sit university entrance exams.