Abuse charity speaks out on assault claims

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The head of a Mansfield-based support charity for survivors of sex abuse has spoken out following news that a teenage woman has been accused of wasting police time after reporting a sex attack at the town’s Racecourse Park.

The report of the attack on 2nd May sparked panic in the area that a serial sex attacker had struck again following a similar assault in the park in September last year around the same time.

News that the 17-year-old girl had been summoned to court for wasting police time sparked outrage on Facebook, with many saying false accusations made it much harder for genuine victims to report assaults to police.


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