From PI Now:
A judge has ordered 49-year-old Gregory Walker, of Kissimmee, Fla., held in the Centre County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bail. He was arraigned Tuesday on charges including stalking, harassment, retaliation and false reports.
The false report charge was for an alleged rape that never happened according to the police. The man he allegedly falsely accused was a Pennsylvania state trooper, Shawn Inlow, who helped investigate a sex crime charge against Walker's son who is now serving a sentence for that charge.
Those who delight in hearing that police believe that a rape allegation is false aren't likely to focus on this case since the alleged false reporter is a man and not a woman.
Too often the truly innocent who are accused of rape -- either mistakenly or maliciously -- don't seem to be genuinely important to the "women lie about rape" pundits and their followers for any reason other than as tools which can be used to attack girls and women who report being raped.
It's amazing how quickly the motto of "innocent until proven guilty" gets dropped when the accused is a woman who reported rape. For too many people men charged with rape are alleged rapists. And women charged with lying about being raped are false accusers not alleged false accusers.
Those who rush to scream "false accuser" reduce the credibility of those who are truly falsely accused or who support those who are truly falsely accused. After someone has been exonerated and there is more than a lack of linking DNA evidence behind that exoneration these people will keep repeating that the exonerated man always claimed to be innocent -- as if this is proof of anything or unique to the truly innocent.
Psychopaths guilty of horrific crimes can and have also proclaimed their innocence and if it weren't for the evidence many of these people would be convincing because they seem so incapable of the crimes they committed. Then there are people who seem like the type of people who would commit the crimes they are accused of but who didn't commit that crime.
That's why effective investigations which protect all of the evidence are so important. It's also why verdicts based on people's bigotry -- despite contradictory evidence -- are so destructive. This is true whether the bigotry leads to an acquittal or a conviction.