Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Woman makes false rape report at NIC

Comment: Ticketed for only with a misdemeanor, and not named to the public. Is there any doubt why false claims are so prevalent? Perhaps if we begin to hold these individuals responsible for their actions, we would see an actual decrease in the number of false claims.

Slap on the wrist for false rape claim.

COEUR d'ALENE -- The woman who reported a rape at North Idaho College last week has been ticketed by the city police department for filing a false report.

She was charged with the misdemeanor offense after detectives re-interviewed her Tuesday.

"We discovered that her report did not match the facts that we uncovered," said Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Christie Wood. "At this point we'll let the court process take place."

Police received a report Thursday alleging that a male dressed in women's clothing waited for her in the first floor bathroom of the Meyer Health Science Building and raped her there on the morning of Jan. 30.

The victim told police she knew the assailant from a past dating relationship. But, she could not provide police, nor campus security with a real name for possible suspect.

Police are not releasing the name of the woman who filed the false report.

Link: http://www.krem.com/topstories/stories/021109-krem2-rapereport.6f1d1d6.html