England: female chaplain sentenced for false rape charge against priest
February 14, 2011
A female Catholic chaplain at John Henry Newman College in Birmingham, England, has confessed that she fabricated a rape charge against a priest with whom she had worked on an earlier assignment.
Father Patrick Udoma had been ousted from his post as a pastor in Birmingham after Emma Templeton filed rape charges. But when police discovered dozens of text messages on her cell phone that supported the priest’s defense: that they had a short, consensual affair.
A court has sentenced Templeton to 10 months in prison for filing the false charge, but suspended the sentence.
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