Friday, July 11, 2008

Another false claimant gets no jail time

Probation in False Rape Report Case
SNOW HILL – An Ohio woman who last June falsely reported being raped, setting off an extensive investigation, pleaded guilty last week to making a false statement to a police officer and was placed on probation for 18 months.

Last June 11, Elizabeth Russick, 21, of Canton, Ohio, called Ocean City police to report a rape. Investigators then spent several hours investigating the alleged rape before detecting many inconsistencies in her story.

After confronting Russick with the inconsistencies, she admitted the truth to the officers. She admitted having consensual sex with a friend but became angry when she learned he had not used a condom. She then told police she had reported the incident as a rape because she was “scared and confused.”

Last week in Circuit Court, Russick pleaded guilty and was placed on probation for 18 months.