Added: Feb 23, 2010
Manhattan, New York City, New York. intoxicated narcissist Biurny Gonzalez invented a phony gang rape story against three men, to make her friends feel sorry for her. Unfortunately, her lies had a man sentenced to 20 years in prison, serving 4 before her lies came to light.
2005. This is a series of events that gripped the whole country and shed light on the effects of false reporting. Biurny Peguero Gonzalez
claimed she was violently raped by a construction worker, a false report she made only because she felt neglected by her friends and wanted them to feel bad for her. It doesn't get more selfish than that. She went as far as testifying in court that the accused man and two others lured her into a car and attacked her at knifepoint, describing the crime as a first-degree violent gang-rape
2006. The man she accused was sentenced to 20 years in prison based on her testimony alone, in which she repeatedly insisted that she was "110 percent" sure that the man raped her.
2009. After having confessed to a Catholic priest that she lied about the incident, the priest urged her to come clean. Consequently, Biurny Peguero Gonzalez
went on to recanted her rape testimony but she got faced with perjury charges, according to court documents. Biurny Gonzalez
's recantation and new version of events is backed by DNA evidence showing that saliva in a bite mark on her arm which she earlier claimed to have sustained from the rape that night is actually from a woman, that couldn't possibly be the accused, convicted and jailed man.
2010. Due to the new revelations, the convicted man was released from prison after serving 4 of 20 years as a rapist. In turn, 27-year-old Biurny Peguero Gonzalez
herself was convicted on perjury charges and sentenced to 3 years in prison, against the prosecutor's demand for 6 years.
“What happened, in this case, is one of the worst things that can possibly happen in our criminal justice system,”
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice said as he pronounced sentence.
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