False Rape Accuser Lauren Emily Pearson

HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – The woman who accused a Coker College soccer player of raping her faces a charge for “filing false police report of a felony,” Hartsville Police Lt. Mark Blair told News13.

Lauren Emily Pearson was booked into the Darlington County Detention Center Thursday night.

According to a police report, a woman said Cesar Lopez raped her early Sunday morning at a party in the Sullivan Hall dormitories at Coker College.

Asked whether Pearson was accused of making up the story about the rape, Blair replied in an email, “Essentially that’s it.” Pearson should have a bond hearing on Friday, Blair said.

Blair said he didn’t have any information about the status of Lopez’s charges. Lopez was charged with criminal sexual assault first degree and kidnapping.

Blair expected the city to release a statement on Friday when “all facts are available.”



Sex between a 23-year-old migrant and a 10-year-old girl is not rape says court in Finland

Finland’s Supreme Court upheld the ruling, rejecting a request from the prosecution to appeal a three-year jail term for a 23-year-old asylum seeker who had sex with a 10-year-old saying it didn’t constitute rape.

The man is named as Juusuf Muhamed Abbudin and he was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse, which the prosecution had sought the harsher sentence of aggravated rape.

The incident took place in autumn of 2016 in the southern Pirkanmaa region near the city of Tampere. He had sexual intercourse with a girl, 10-years-old at the time, after having exchanged sexually charged messages with her.

The Prikanmaa District Court and the Appeal Court, in Turku charged the man with aggravated sexual abuse and a three-year prison sentence in 2017 saying the girl wasn’t forced into the act or overcome by fear.

The asylum seeker was also ordered to pay the girl 3,000 euros. It has sparked fierce debates across the country with Finland’s Justice Minister Antti Hakkanen calling for tougher laws for sexual offences committed against minors.



Poland among Europe’s top investment destinations: report

The influx of foreign direct investment totalled USD 14.8 billion in Poland, growing 49 percent compared to 2016.

The UK came first in the ranking, with foreign direct investment projects launched in 2017 totalling USD 33.2 bn, followed by Russia, with USD 15.9 bn.

New foreign direct investment projects generated 87,000 new jobs in Poland.

According to experts cited by the Rzeczpospolita daily, the hike in foreign direct investment projects in Poland is an outcome of a favourable economic situation in Europe.

“We have been expecting such record results,” said Tomasz Pisula, head of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH).


Source: Rzeczpospolita