A Good Samaritan lost his job and his marriage fell apart when a 20-year-old woman falsely accused him of sexually assaulting her.
Caitlyn Gray was in a car accident in Sydney in November last year.
The 20-year-old was struggling to fix her radiator on the roadside when Kenan Basic offered to help her with the damage.
He spent almost two hours working to get it back on the road.
A security camera shows him dutifully attending to her vehicle.
According to court documents, Gray claimed after the car was fixed, Mr Basic offered to follow her in case the car broke down again but she refused.
She then told police Mr Basic said she “owed” him a hug for the favour.
According to court documents, Gray then alleged Mr Basic requested she perform a sex act on him. Again she declined.
Gray told police that Basic had propositioned her – then 19 – before he pursued her in the car and later indecently assaulted her at a different location, grabbing her breast and crotch.
At the time, police described Basic's alleged behaviour as "predatory".
The 36-year-old was charged with numerous offences including indecent assault and put behind bars after being refused bail.
But Basic always claimed he was innocent and on May 6 the charges against him were thrown out in court after Gray finally admitted to making it all up.
Leaving court she covered her face with a denim jacket.
In court documents seen by news.com.au , police slammed Gray for lying about the offence, claiming her lies were extremely serious.
“Investigators strongly believe the lies Gray provided to police are of the high end of the serious nature,” court documents read.
“Gray had multiple occasions to inform investigators that she had lied however chose to ignore this and continued her deception.”
Gray was charged with contempt of court, fabricating evidence and lying to police.
In court today she entered a plea of guilty.
Gray had told investigators she "lied because I didn't want to get into trouble", the court heard.
"I would have eventually come clean," Gray told police.
The court was told the lies Gray told police are of the high end of the serious nature.
Basic spent two weeks behind bars, lost his job and marriage as a result of the false allegations.
He will return to court next month to fight for police to pay his legal bills.
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