Biurny Gonzales, a 27 year old Bronx woman, has been convicted of perjury for the false rape claims she made against William McCaffrey. She had accused McCaffrey of raping her at knife point in 2005. McCaffrey has spent 4 years in prison for the crime, and has been released after Gonzales’s confession. She has been sentenced to spend 3 year in prison, but will become eligible for parole in 1 year, a quarter of the time McCaffrey spent in prison because of her lie.
So what was Gonzales’s reason for the false accusation?
She had been out with her friends one night and accepted a ride from McCaffrey. When she returned to her friends later they were mad that she ditched them, so she made up a phony story about being raped to get their sympathy. Then she reported the story to doctors, police officers, prosecutors, a grand jury, and the jury that convicted McCaffrey.
It’s a victory for the criminal justice system that someone making a false accusation of any crime is convicted. But, 1-3 years in prison seems like an awfully light punishment.
I think Ludacris can sum up this case the best:
You doing ho activities
With ho tendencies
Hos are your friends, Hos are your enemies
With ho energy to do what you do
Blew what cha blew, screw what cha screw