Tic Toc, Tic Toc
A Calgary woman chose to falsely accused her father of rape after a failed suicide attempt during which she had anally mutilated herself with a pair of scissors.
“When I found out I survived it I didn’t know what to do, I was lying there medicated,” the unnamed woman said in court.
The 40-year-old mother-of-two told provincial court Judge John Bascom that – after her October suicide attempt had failed – she decided to blame her father for her injuries. She then formally accused him of raping her anally. The father was twice interviewed by police but denied involvement.
The woman’s father was not charged after investigators concluded that the woman’s injuries were consistent with those caused by a knife or scissors. The woman eventually admitted to using scissors to cause her wounds.
The woman faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison. She is free on bail until sentencing on August 28.