Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Woman charged for false rape claim

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SALISBURY — A 33-year-old woman faces criminal charges after she allegedly made up being kidnapped and raped near Olive Street, police said this morning.

Anitra Marie Blue, of Salisbury, was charged with making a false statement to a police officer and obstructing and hindering an investigation for allegedly telling investigators that she was raped last month, Salisbury police said.

On Jan. 29, Blue reported to the Salisbury police that she had been supposedly abducted from the area of Olive Street, then transported to another area where she was repeatedly raped.

Detectives located and interviewed a number of witnesses that were not consistent with the account given by Blue.

Police said Blue then allegedly disclosed to detectives that the incident did not occur. City police served Blue with an arrest warrant yesterday. Criminal disposition for the woman was not available this afternoon.