'Wrongly accused need change in law'
A MAN from Northamptonshire who was falsely accused of rape has said a law which prevents his accuser's name being revealed has "failed" men like him.
Warren Blackwell, of Woodford Halse, was wrongly found guilty of indecently assaulting a woman who turned out to be a serial rape hoaxer.
He served more than three years in jail. Since his release last year, he has campaigned against a law which keeps the woman's identity secret despite the fact she was not attacked.
Mr Blackwell presented his own report on Saturday's Today programme on Radio 4 during which he said the law's 1976 Sexual Offences Amendment Act was unfair to the accused in sex cases and would make it easier for a woman to make more false accusations.
''The Blackwell family are extremely well known in Towcester, and are highly respected, well liked and admired. They are hard working and highly intelligent. I agree with Warren 100%, the law needs changing.'' liamssoft