Powys Woman Who 'Falsely Retracted' Rape Allegations Loses Court Bid

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First Posted: 13/03/2012 14:19 Updated: 13/03/2012 14:19   PA

A woman who spent time behind bars after "falsely retracting" rape allegations against her husband lost her bid to overturn her "unjust" conviction for perverting the course of justice today.

Her challenge was rejected at the Court of Appeal in London by Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, Mr Justice Silber and Mr Justice Maddison.

They had been urged to rule that the 29-year-old mother's conviction was "unsafe".

But dismissing her case today, Lord Judge said the court was "not entitled to interfere with this conviction".

The woman, from Powys, was originally sentenced at Mold Crown Court to eight months imprisonment, but that was overturned by the Court of Appeal in November 2010 when judges quashed the custodial penalty and replaced it with a community sentence with a two-year supervision order.

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