Inside one woman’s legal nightmare from a sexual assault case | ABC News

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A woman who refused more than $800,000 to drop her sexual assault complaint was financially destroyed and faced jail in the legal blowback.

Former Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) official Narelle Dawson-Wells was charged with perjury and spent three years in court before prosecutors realised their key witness had lied on oath and hired a controversial former cop to dig dirt on her.

The ABC can reveal details of the flawed prosecution, which some lawyers say is a cautionary tale for women pressing sexual assault charges.

One legal expert said the case highlighted one of the problems with rape and sexual assault trials in Queensland — that it is often the complainant who is actually put on trial.

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