construction worker who was falsely accused of gang rape and then exonerated when the accuser came forward to recant? You can read the original account at the link, The woman, Bunny Pequero (pic with her lawyer who's weearing a stupid hat) was sentenced Tuesday to up to three years behind bars, herself, saying she was "riven with remorse for sending an innocent man to prison."
According to the Associated Press report, "Biurny Peguero, 27, pleaded guilty in December to perjury, admitting she made up the September 2005 incident that unjustly put construction worker William McCaffrey in jail and prison for nearly four years. A judge overturned his rape conviction in December, with new DNA evidence also playing a role. 'I question myself every day as to how I could have done this,' Peguero told a Manhattan state court judge.
Peguero originally said McCaffrey was the ringleader among three men who raped her at knifepoint after luring her into their car. She met them after a night out at a Manhattan nightclub with female friends."
This was a particularly strange case because there was no reason for the accusation, and the consequence to Mr. McCaffery was awful.