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There are two course of actions which your son/you may take to what seems to me to amount to bullying and/or the making of defamatory statements.
Firstly, your son may make a report to the police on the basis of cyber bullying. This may ultimately get out of hand anyway and he may be faced with being investigated by the police on the basis of these allegations of rape. If it is not true, I would recommend that you report it to the police immediately. You may want to show them copies of the text messages etc. and request for this to be investigated.
Secondly, he may bring a civil action against on the basis of them essentially defaming his character. I would recommend in these circumstances for him to firstly write a letter to the respective persons highlighting that their statements are untrue and if they continue that he will be pursuing civil actions against them for defamation.
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