Friday, May 29, 2009

Tiffany Genell Nerem charged with making false report on rape attempt

Filing a false report to a peace officer is only a Class B misdemeanor, and she isn't in custody. How much outcry if a rapist received the same leniency?

Tiffany Genell Nerem charged with misdemeanor for false report.

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested for making a false report to police about an attempted rape, Austin police officials said.

Tiffany Genell Nerem, 24, at right, has been charged with making a false report to a peace officer, a Class B misdemeanor. Police officials said Nerem reported that a man she did not know had entered her apartment about 3:30 a.m. on April 19 when she was returning home. Police said Nerem reported that she had fought the man off, and he fled on foot.

Detectives have since determined that the suspect was known to the victim, and evidence suggested he did not attempt a sexual assault, police said.

Nerem is no longer in custody, according to Travis County Jail record.