A Spanish woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for falsely accusing her ex-husband of sexually assaulting and raping their daughter, according to the judgment seen on Wednesday by AFP.
This would be the heaviest sentence for acts of this kind in the country, according to the daily El Mundo.
While she was in the middle of divorce proceedings, this woman filed eight complaints against her ex-spouse for touching her daughter and one for rape. She also subjected her daughter, currently nine years old, to ten medical or psychological examinations without them being able to demonstrate the proven existence of such offenses.
Sentenced in particular for slanderous denunciation and attack on moral integrity, she will also have to pay compensation of 40,000 euros to her daughter on the one hand and to her father on the other, for the damage caused by these unfounded accusations, according to the judgment rendered Monday by a court in Granada, Andalusia (south).
The court also withdrew parental authority for ten years from this mother, considering that she represented "a danger to the development" of her child.
The gynecological and psychological examinations to which the child had to undergo affected his "psychological stability and (his) school results", he still believes.
According to the court, the mother hoped, thanks to her accusations, “to obtain sole custody” of the girl born in 2012.
The accused is described in the judgment as a person with a predisposition "to lies", "exacerbated cynicism" and "wickedness with obsessive overtones".
The problems between this woman and her ex-husband began in 2018 when he requested joint custody of their daughter, a year after their separation.