A teenage girl has wasted police time by lying against her ex boyfriend because he refused to take her back. The young girl in her testimony to the police falsely accused the boy of rape and claimed he drugged her drink before committing the act.
Hannah Sandover, 18, claimed her ex had forced himself on her on a car backseat while her friend sat in the front listening to music with headphones.
She gave a formal statement, and her ex was taken into custody for hours and subjected to an intimate examination.
Her false testimony read:
‘He became forceful and pinned me down, I kept telling him to stop.
‘I think he had drugged the water I was drinking’, the teenager from Southwick in Wiltshire added.
The lies were revealed after Sandover herself was asked to have an intimate examination and her family started to question her claims.
She then admitted she had made it up. She has now been convicted of wasting police time.
The lies escalated when she told a close friend he had spiked a water bottle and forced himself on her during a trip to Wiltshire.
Her friend was so worried by this that she went to police with the allegations in October 2017.
Instead of admitting she made it up, Sandover kept up the lie and gave police a formal statement. She had been in an on-off relationship with her 18-year-old partner for nearly 10 months when they broke up.
It was later revealed that Sandover – whose nickname is ‘Princess’ on her Facebook profile – had lied about the incident because he refused to rekindle their romance.
She claimed she had got into the back of the car to stretch out to ease stomach pains, before her ex joined her and raped her.
When her family began to question her fake claims she confessed that they had had consensual sex and that she had made the whole thing up.
She appeared at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court in Wiltshire on May 18, where she admitted a charge of wasting police time.