COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A Columbus woman who recanted her story of being sexually assaulted by a man she met over the Internet has been fined and told to pay restitution.
Janae McMahon pleaded no contest to attempted false reporting. Last week she was fined $150 and ordered to pay the court $1,671 in restitution.
The 27-year-old had reported in May last year that a 38-year-old man from Meadow Grove sexually assaulted her after they watched a movie at her home.
He told police the sex was consensual.
McMahon recanted during questioning after the man took a lie-detector test following his arrest. Charges against him were dismissed in June.
Court documents say the two met over the Internet and exchanged e-mails for three weeks before the incident.
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