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US NewsBritish teen pleads not guilty to false rape claim in Cyprus

16:10  27 august  2019
16:10  27 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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British woman held over ‘ false ’ Cyprus rape claim must wait for court hearing. A 19-year-old British woman who accused a group of Israeli youths of gang raping her in Cyprus has pleaded not guilty in court to charges of making up the accusation.

A 19-year old British woman covers her face, as she leaves the Famagusta court in Paralimni, Cyprus , Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, after pleading not guilty to a public mischief charge. Image Credit: AP.

British teen pleads not guilty to false rape claim in Cyprus © Getty The British woman was detained on a public mischief charge and is facing trial A British teenager has appeared in court to deny making a false rape claim against 12 Israeli tourists in Cyprus.

The 19-year-old woman had been in prison for nearly two months on a public mischief charge before the hearing, after reporting she was raped by 12 Israelis at an Ayia Napa holiday resort.

British teen pleads not guilty to false rape claim in Cyprus © Getty Twelve tourists were accused of raping the teenager

A trial is now set to start on 2 October, with the judge releasing the accused teenager on bail after deeming it "proper and fair" to do so following her detention.

The woman surrendered her travel documents and must appear at a Nicosia police station three times a week.

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A Cypriot court handed a British woman found guilty of making a false gang rape claim a four-month suspended sentence on Tuesday. The British teenager 's lawyer said that the trial had been full of investigatory and legal mistakes, and that the judge repeatedly refused to consider whether the rape

(19 Aug 2019) Court proceedings against a 19 year-old British woman who faces a public nuisance charge for falsely accusing 12 Israelis of rape have been

She has also been placed on a stop list, which prevents her leaving the country.

The charge the teenager faces carries a maximum penalty of a year imprisonment or a fine. British teen pleads not guilty to false rape claim in Cyprus © Getty The teenager had reported she was raped at a holiday resort in Ayia Napa

Lawyers representing her claim investigators used "oppression" to make her retract her allegations. Cypriot authorities strongly deny the accusation.

The Israelis were initially detained but later released without charge.

They denied the allegations against them and have since returned home.

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