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Nicole Richess falsely accused soldiers of rape bid

Nicole Richess
Image caption Nicole Richess will be sentenced on 26 March

A woman who had sex with two soldiers after a night out has admitted falsely accusing them of trying to rape her.

Nicole Richess, 20, of Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Richess met the two soldiers on a night out in Bournemouth in November 2012 and had sex with both of them at her house.

The court heard that after Richess's boyfriend found out she told him she had not consented to what happened.

Her boyfriend put pressure on her to report it, so she phoned the police and made false allegations.

The police spoke to the soldiers and didn't believe the claimant was telling the truth.

She was arrested and charged with perverting the course of justice.

Prosecuting, Fern Russell said there had been already been considerable impact on the two soldiers who had been falsely accused as they had undergone disciplinary proceedings.

Richess will be sentenced on 26 March.

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