Friday, April 10, 2009

Eleni Marie Honiotes was texting or making phone calls at the time she was supposedly being raped

Comment: Yet another case where technology saves an innocent man from a possibly horrible fate. One can only shudder to think of all the cases where men have been spared jail time because the accuser and the accused are caught on video behaving in a consensual manner.

Woman who reported rape in Putnam County is jailed, charged with making false statements

The woman who accused a lawman of raping her on March 13 has been charged with six counts of making false statements and writings, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Howard Sills said deputies obtained a court order and reviewed phone records that revealed 22-year-old Eleni Marie Honiotes was either text messaging or on the phone the entire time she reported she was being raped.

Deputies also interviewed the people Honiotes was talking with, Sills said.

Sills said he personally arrested Honiotes, of Eatonton, at her job at Reynolds Plantation at 2:41 p.m. today. She is being held at the Putnam County jail without bond pending her first appearance before a judge Friday.

He said each of the six counts of making false statements and writings stems from drawings and conversations Honiotes had with law enforcement.

Honiotes initially told deputies she was driving from downtown Milledgeville along U.S. 441 just after 10 p.m. when a silver or gray-colored unmarked car flashed police lights, pulling her over.

She said a light-skinned black man raped her after flashing a badge.

Information from The Telegraph Archives was included in this report.