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I was just reading the story of Brian Banks. I'll summarize it for those that don't want to read the whole article.
Brian, 16 at the time, was charged in 2002 with raping a female classmate at school. His then lawyer convinced him to accept a plea of "No contest" to the charges because as his lawyer put it, if it went to trial and he was found guilty, he would face 41 years in prison. He served five years and since being released five years ago he has had to wear a ankle monitor and register as a sex offender. The victim and her mother sued the school district and won a $1.5 million settlement.
Last year, the "victim" sent Brian a friend request on Facebook. He asked her to meet with him and a private detective and she agreed. At the meeting, which Brian secretly recorded, the victim admitted that she lied and that he never raped her. With this admission, Brian convinced the Cali Innocence Project to take on his case so that he could clear his name. With the admission by the "victim" and new evidence found by the Innocence Project, the prosecuters dropped all the charges.
In my opinion, this female, although she was just a sophomore in high school, should face some kind of charges. She ruined this young man's life. He was an athelete and was expected to go to one of the top college football programs and had dreams of playing in the NFL and she destroyed all of that. As a mother of boys, this scares the crap out of me.