Aberdeen woman made false rape claim
AN ABERDEEN woman who sparked a major police investigation after she falsely accused her former partner of rape today apologised.
Elizabeth Christie, 30, told a detective at Aberdeen’s Grampian Police Headquarters she had been raped by Angus Reid, known as Greig.
Mr Greig was investigated and ordered to appear at a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Aberdeen.
But the accusations against him were not true.
Christie admitted making the false claims when she appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Christie today said she made the allegation after suffering a nervous breakdown.
She also said it was a “cry for help” to her family who she said don’t speak to her.
She said: “I realised I shouldn’t have made the statement and I wrote a letter stating I couldn’t go through with the charges, then police charged me.”
Christie said she wanted to put right the mistakes she made.
She said: “I would apologise to my former partner. I did waste a lot of time because CID and forensics were involved.
“It was guilt that made me come clean and I wasn’t sleeping.
“I was getting calls from the police and the procurator fiscal and it was getting to me and so I had to confess.”
Sentence was deferred for reports, including a psychiatric report.
Christie, whose address was given in court papers as 6F Park Street, Aberdeen, is due to appear in court for sentencing next month.