In the story below, imagine if you were the poor man who was falsely accused of rape. The police come to the door and grill you about your supposed crime. Your entire life rides on whether the women's lie has its intended effect -- which is to destroy your life.
This investigation turned out the way it was supposed to turn out. One of the women has been arrested for filing a false report; the other is being sought on the same charge.
Many such investigations don't turn out the way they're supposed to. And we know what often happens then.
So it is good news, but it is still frightening.
HERE IS THE NEWS ACCOUNT:
False Police Report
Reported by: Melissa Hayes, KARK 4 News
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008 @10:55pm CST
On July 22, 2008, 26 old Crystal Lynn Morris of Mountain Home was arrested on felony charges for filing a false report, a Class D Felony, according to a release by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department.
On June 19, 2008 Morris and another female came to the Sheriff’s Office claiming the both of them had been raped during the early morning hours by man at a house south of Mountain Home. Investigators with the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police conducted an investigation into the allegations.
A search warrant was conducted at the house and interviews were conducted by investigators with the complainants, the alleged offender and other witnesses in this case. The investigation concluded that the allegations of rape were false.
A warrant was issued for Morris for the Class D Felony offense and she was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office without incident.
Morris was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center where she is currently being held on a $5,000 bond.
An arrest warrant has also been issued for the second female, 25 year old Jennifer Rose Burnett. She is currently being sought by authorities on the same charge of Filing a False Report.