He Was Falsely Accused Of Rape. The City Of Charleston Just Paid Him $85,000.

A Charleston, SC college student just settled with the city for $85,000 after he was falsely accused of sexual assault.

In March 2014, the student, who is not being named, was arrested after a woman claimed he raped her after a date. WCSC reports she originally told her friends the sex was consensual, but changed her story after a discussion with her roommate.

“Court documents state the woman told friends about her date and consensual sex and only went to the police after being ‘guilted’ by her roommate. The suit claimed the investigator had evidence contradicting the woman’s statement and also lacked sufficient evidence to back up the claim,” WCSC reported.

Despite this, police arrested the man, who later sued, claiming police didn’t thoroughly investigate the woman’s claims before arresting him.

The College of Charleston student faced up to 10 years in prison. After a four-day trial in November 2017, WCSC reported, the man was found not guilty. He then sued the city, using testimony from one of the investigating detectives given during his criminal trial.

“For almost four years he had the charge and a possible ten year prison sentence hanging over him. During the criminal trial in November 2017, the detective testified under oath about the scope of her investigation and that testimony was used against her in the civil trial to prove negligence in investigating the case,” WCSC reported.

This is one of the latest settlements for falsely accused students. Most of the settlements have been between students and their former colleges, who rush to punish the accused without providing them basic due process rights or the presumption of innocence, so it’s interesting to see a city be held accountable.

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