Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Woman who reported rape with frightening detail admits to making false rape report

A woman is accused of making a false rape report for reasons the police have not yet made public. Below are two news stories. The first is the original story after the woman made the false claim. Notice the frightening level of detail in her description of the assailant -- one would naturally think that no one could fabricate so much detail. The second story explains that, in fact, the woman has now admitted to making up the entire story -- detailed description and all.

It is frightening that a woman could furnish such corroborative detail intended to give verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing tale.

And imagine if you or a loved one happened to fit this description in some respect -- you or he might have been arrested, and the young woman might never have recanted. And you or he might have been convicted and imprisoned for years. Do you think that's far-fetched? You haven't been reading this Web site for long, have you?

THE ORIGINAL STORY:

Police Looking For Man In Sexual Assault

Police in Williamson County are asking for help from the public to find a person they believe is involved in a sexual assault of a woman on Thursday.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s department a woman who was experiencing car problems pulled over on Highway 29 west of Ronald Reagan Blvd. Police then say a suspect pulled behind the woman offering her help around 8:30p.m. The individual sexually assaulted her at the location.

The suspect is believed to be a light skinned Hispanic male with a smooth complexion and is between 5’6” and 5’7” weighing approximately 200-220 pounds. He is also described as having bushy eyebrows, dark brown eyes and balding black hair, cut short on the sides. According to police he also has a distinct birth mark on his right cheek that starts two finger widths below his eye and continues to his right ear lobe which is believed to be deformed. He is also described as having small teeth with spaces between each on the top and very discolored.

Police say the man was last seen driving what they believe is a dark blue or black Dodge 1500 pickup with a loud exhaust.

If you have any information police ask that you contact the Williamson County Sherriff’s Office at 512-943-1300.

Link: http://www.keyetv.com/content/news/topnews/story.aspx?content_id=DFF1DF50-0791-4FD7-8CC6-3B8AB6C8F008&gsa=true

THE SECOND STORY EXPLAINING THAT THE REPORT WAS FALSE:

Central Texas Woman Accused Of False Rape Report

Williamson County deputies have arrested a Lampasas woman and accused her of lying about being sexually assaulted.

The Sheriff's Office says several weeks ago, Deborah Ann Keen-Papp, 43, told them she was attacked on Highway 29 after she had pulled over with car trouble.

She gave police a description and deputies released a sketch of the alleged suspect.

But Friday deputies took Keen-Papp into custody on the charge of false report to law enforcement. Williamson County detective John Foster says she admits fabricating the story. But he would not release details of her arrest or why she did it.

Link: http://www.keyetv.com/content/news/topnews/story.aspx?content_id=1d6a54f8-cfd7-4be2-a6d7-5a5c9395a778