False rape: A case report

  • Fanton L
  • Schoendorff P
  • Achache P
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Abstract

A 16-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency department for sexual assault. The forensic examination revealed genital lesions of an age that were incompatible with her statements. She also presented extragenital lesions that resembled self-inflicted lesions. The reports of false rape allegations in the literature have all dealt with the motivations of the false victims. This case report is a reminder that an allegation of rape can be considered only on the basis of proof and not on speculation.

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  • False rape
  • Genital lesions
  • Self-inflicted lesions

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Authors

  • Laurent Fanton

  • Patrice Schoendorff

  • Pierre Achache

  • Alain Miras

  • Daniel Malicier

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