Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Another in the cavalcade of false rape reports

Another teen lied that she was raped. Police interviewed a "person of interest" based on her description of the imaginary rapist but thankfully no arrest was made. One can only imagine the anxiety this lie caused that man.

Happily, though, the false accuser is off on a well-deserved vacation out of state. Never fear, the police say that when she returns, they will deal with her.

Does anyone think the police would allow an accused rapist to finish his vacation before bringing him into custody?

Molalla teen recants rape story

This is a press release courtesy of the Molalla Police Department

The Molalla Police Department was investigating a stranger to stranger rape that occurred on June 21st, 2008 at 0130hrs. The incident took place near Sweigle St. and 4th St., Molalla, OR 97038, a residential area of the town.

During the investigation many items of evidence were sent to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for examination. Molalla Police Department was advised today by the Crime Lab that no physical evidence to link a suspect to the crime was found in the evidentiary items.

Molalla Police investigators consequently re-interviewed the victim this afternoon. During that interview the victim fully admitted that her report of the stranger rape was false. 18 year-old Joresa D. Jefferson, of Molalla, recanted the entire event, including the fact that she made up the description and that the sketch picture that was produced was fictional.

Jefferson now faces charges for Making a False Report, a Misdemeanor. Jefferson is now out of the state on vacation, and upon her return to Molalla she will be issued a citation to appear in Molalla Municipal Court.

Molalla Police would like to thank everyone who gave their time to assist the investigation, as well as all of the citizens that gave tips to possible suspects in this case.


The girl previously told police that at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a man came out of nowhere and hit her in the face. The man then hit the teen in the abdomen, forced her to the ground and raped her on the sidewalk, she told police. According to the first news account of the alleged rape: "Investigators have talked to a 'person of interest' in the case but have not made any arrests. Police described the suspect as white, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build, brown hair, brown eyes and an unshaven beard. He was wearing a black baseball cap and black sweatshirt with a hood, police said."