Have you or anyone you know been a victim of a false accusation? How did it affect you and what was the outcome? Also what do you think should happen to people who falsely accuse others? While I haven't been the victim of a false accusation, a family member of mine has. He was my uncle and was falsely accused of rape when in actuality, the woman he slept with was married and got caught cheating by her husband. He wound up in prison for nearly 20 years and I never actually met him until I was a teenager. We became close but sadly he died in 2014 due to diabetes. I think people who falsely accuse others of serious crimes such as rape or murder should be heavily punished and prosecuted.