Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Man arrested after wife falsely claims he raped her

Only when women are seriously punished for lying about rape will false rape claims stop. See the news story below.

Wife of KPD officer charged with falsely reporting rape

ROGERSVILLE — The estranged wife of recently exonerated Kingsport police officer Daniel Scott Lane has been arrested in connection with a false rape accusation she allegedly made against Lane last month.

Courtney Jo Lane, 30, 203 Hickory Hills Road, Church Hill, was charged Tuesday evening with filing a false report, a Class E felony punishable by one to two years in prison.

A domestic assault charge filed Nov. 20 against Daniel Lane, 32, of Kingsport, was dismissed Monday by Hawkins County Sessions Judge David Brand, reportedly at the request of Courtney Lane.

Following Monday’s court hearing, Courtney Lane was brought to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, where she was questioned about differences in statements she’d made after her initial statement to police Nov. 20.

According to Courtney Lane’s arrest warrant filed by HCSO Detective Lt. Randy Collier, after deputies were called to her home the night of Nov. 20, she stated that she had been assaulted and raped by her husband. The two are separated.

Collier stated in the warrant that upon making the allegations, Courtney Lane was transported to Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, where a “rape kit” was administered.

Daniel Lane was charged with domestic assault, and a rape investigation was initiated by the HCSO.

Collier added that he was provided other evidence that Courtney Lane had “made a false statement in reporting that her husband had raped her when she knew it was a false statement and that it resulted in a response from law enforcement.”

“The defendant, after being read her rights, admitted that she lied about the rape and gave consent to their relations on the night of the incident,” Collier stated in the arrest warrant.

Daniel Lane had been on administrative leave with pay from the Kingsport Police Department since his arrest Nov. 20 but was reinstated back to active duty Tuesday.