Asked by gabriel on 18-04-2020 10:51:42
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Gauteng
I have been living with a woman in my flat for 5 months and she is now accusing me of rape and has let me know that she is contemplating going to the police.
The last time she and I were intimate was at least 3 months ago and I have never raped her, and since then (maybe 3 weeks ago) I had kicked her out because we were constantly in a state of conflict and could not live together. But she has returned and is now living in my flat again. The conflict contiued for a week and I then decided to leave the flat and go stay with my parents. a few days after I moved to my parent's house is when she let me know that she was considering going to the police over text. This sounded like a threat as she mentioned that she has text between us whose contents will lead any person to logically conclude that her case is legitimate. I have not spoken to her since then as I was afraid anything i might say may work against me should she decide to lodge a case.
I would please like some advice on what the best way is to prepare as I suspect she will go through with is.
Any assistance will be much appreciated.
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