CRY RAPE GIRL JAILED; Victim Picked from Police Line-Up: She Ruined My Life

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CRY RAPE GIRL JAILED; Victim Picked from Police Line-Up: She Ruined My Life


Byline: By TOM PARRY

A WOMAN who falsely cried rape against a stranger to win back her ex-lesbian lover was jailed for 18 months yesterday.

Zoe Davydaitis, 24, picked innocent Philip Young out of a police line-up despite never seeing him before in her life.

She claimed the dad-of-two brutally raped her as she walked her dog.

To back up her story, she even beat the insides of her thighs with a hammer to create bruises.

Her claims led to a seven-month nightmare for ex-soldier Mr Young, 49, during which he lost access to his children and was attacked in the street. Yesterday Judge Barbara Mensah told Davydaitis: "This was a nasty, calculated and malicious lie which persisted over time.

"You picked Mr Young out of an ID parade and he was entirely innocent." Incredibly, Mr Young was charged with rape - despite the fact he was recovering from a broken back and was in a body brace when the allegation was made in 2004.

He went on to endure three humiliating court appearances, received hate mail, had stones thrown at his windows and suffered a broken arm when he was beaten in the street. …

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