Friday, May 15, 2009

Jennifer Stigers faces up to 4 years for false rape claim.

Update: The charges against Jennifer Stigers were dropped in July 2009. http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/506014.html In that story, Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen said there was no determination made that Stigers' original report was accurate.

What are the odds that if a man had been arrested in this case, he would be out of jail and walking around for as little as $1,000? Slim to none, would be my guess.

Up to 4 years possible for false rape claim.

Jennifer Stigers was arrested . . . by MTU Public Safety after she took back allegations that an assault happened in a campus parking lot on March 23.

HOUGHTON -- The 19-year-old Michigan Tech student, who according to police, filed a false sexual assault report last month, faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

According to court documents, Jennifer Renee Stigers lives in a residence hall on campus.

Stigers was arrested on Monday by MTU Public Safety after she took back allegations that an assault happened in a campus parking lot on March 23.

Judge Mark Wisti continued bond, ten percent of $10,000, which Prosecutor Mike Makkinen didn't object to.

A preliminary exam is scheduled in district court on May 4.

Link: http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=290405