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Aberdeen woman who lied about being raped avoids being locked up

BY KAREN ROBERTS, 29 OCT 2014 10.06AM
AN ABERDEEN woman who lied about being raped has avoided being locked up.
Shannon Main, 20, turned up at her boyfriend’s work “upset” and told him she had been sexually assaulted.
Main’s partner called police – but after inquiries were launched, a number of inconsistencies with her story were found.
When officers went to speak to her they found her calm and it was also discovered she had sent text messages when she said the attack happened.
When police asked her about the texts, she admitted she had made up the story.
Main appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after admitting to wasting police time by falsely stating that she had been raped.
Main was told that the reason she was not facing jail was because she had not named anyone in her fake attack claim.
The offence took place on December 11 last year.
Main, whose address was given in court as 44 Fowler Avenue, Aberdeen, was given 12 months supervision and also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. within nine months instead of custody.

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