Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Woman accused of fabricating rape story

Unfortunately, there is little detail in the following story as to why the rape accusation was considered false by police. Thankfully, Charles Denardi, the accused, was released.

MEADVILLE -- A city woman was jailed Friday on charges that she made up a story about being raped.

Jacquelyn Owens, 21, of the 400 block of Arch Street, was arraigned before Vernon Township District Judge Michael Rossi on Friday morning on misdemeanor counts of false alarms to agencies of public safety, false reports to law enforcement authorities and disorderly conduct.

Vernon Police Chief Randy Detzel accused Owens of making up a story about being held against her will and raped at a Cussewago Road residence on Jan. 10.

The woman's claims led police to charge 38-year-old Charles B. Denardi with rape and unlawful restraint.

Police withdrew the charges against Denardi on Friday.

Rossi placed Owens in the Crawford County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bond and set her preliminary hearing for Feb. 4.