Another false rape allegation that put an innocent man in jail, by Natalie Wolf.
Caitlyn Gray, 19 at the time of the offence, fronted Bankstown Local Court yesterday accused of lying for days over the way Sydney dad Kenan Basic behaved after he spent more than two hours helping her get her damaged car back on the road at a local BP petrol station.
Mr Basic, 36, lost his job, was served with divorce papers from his wife and spent a week in Silverwater Jail in Sydney’s west after he was accused of the horrific crime on November 22 last year.
Gray initially claimed the father-of-one lunged at her and grabbed her breast and vagina after she refused his advances as “payment” for helping with her car. She then claimed he stalked her through the streets of western Sydney before she called her boyfriend, who reported it to police.
Seven days later, Gray admitted to making the whole thing up. …
Mr Basic was charged with two counts of acts of indecency, one count of incite person over the age of 16 to commit an act of indecency and one count of stalk and intimidate intending to cause fear or physical harm. He was arrested and taken to Silverwater Jail in Sydney’s west. …
Mr Basic spent close to $20,000 on legal fees to fight the false charges, which is expected to form part of his lawsuit. …
When asked why she lied, Gray said she “just wanted (Mr Basic) to go to jail”.
“He shouldn’t have said that to me. He was disgusting.”
Court documents did not explain what had been said to Gray.