Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Repeat Liar Jailed for Fabricating Rape Claims

Elizabeth Jones, 22, made her first false rape claim in 2004, at age 13. Between that time and this week, when she was sentenced to 16 months in jail, Jones accused ten more men of raping her. According to the Telegraph, Jones accused her latest victim because she “did not like” him.

Roman Polanski: Auteur of His Own Misfortune

In 1977 Polanski was lionized for films dwelling on the erotic and grotesque, but the next year when a photo shoot with a girl, 13, crossed the line, he found himself facing jail. On February 1, 1978, just before sentencing, Polanski fled, becoming an international fugitive and ensuring that the case would dog him forever.

Delhi Lawyer Representing Accused Rapist-Murderers Blames the Victim

A few days ago a self-proclaimed Indian holy man blamed a murdered rape victim for the crimes committed against her. Now the attorney representing three of her accused killers is doing it too. In fact he seems to blame pretty much everyone but the accused.

Unbelievable Rape Ruling in LA Appeals Court

In 2009, Julio Morales allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman who at first thought he was her boyfriend. A court in California has ruled in favor of the accused rapist based on an outdated 1872 statute that states that rape has been committed if the victim was “under the belief that the person committing the act is her husband,” but not her boyfriend.

‘Angry, Repulsive,’ Expensive Prisoner Freed on Medical Parole

A San Diego appeals court has ordered the release of convicted rapist and quadriplegic Steven Martinez because keeping him in prison costs too much, and he is expected to live another 20 years. The parole board initially denied his medical parole stating that even paralyzed he remains a threat to the public capable of using others to carry out his threats.

List of Ways to Get Away With Rape is Not Protected Speech, Say Prosecutors

Two male students at Miami University in Ohio may be facing charges for hanging up a flier titled “Top Ten Ways to Get Away With Rape” in their residence hall. A sanctioned “Top Ten Ways to Prevent Rape” disappeared from McBride Hall and was later replaced with the new flyer, which gives detailed instructions on how to successfully rape a woman.

Cross-Dressing Serial Killer Paul Denyer Suspected in Four Jail House Rapes

Convicted Frankson Serial Killer, Paul Denyer is being investigated in as many as four prison rapes. Denyer, who is serving a 30-year minimum sentence in Australia’s Port Philips Prison for murdering three women in 1993: Elizabeth Stevens, 18, Debbie Fream, 22, and Natalie Russell, 17, Stated at the time his motive was hatred of women.

Detectives Lied, Say Lawyers for Middle Schoolers Accused of Rape

Attorneys for two of the four middle school-age boys accused of rape and sexual assault in Rockland County, N.Y., argued yesterday that the boys’ written statements of admission were obtained illegally, and that police lied during their testimony.

Judge Orders Texts in Middle School Rape Case

In a hearing yesterday, Rockland County, N.Y., Family Court Judge Sherri Eisenpress ordered prosecutors to turn over texts and Facebook messages exchanged between the four middle school boys accused of sex abuse and their alleged victims.

Four Middle School Boys Accused of Rape

In Ramapo, NY., four boys, aged 12 and 13, have been accused of raping two young girls. The 12 and 14 year old alleged victims told authorities that they were repeatedly assaulted by the boys at an apartment over several days.