Monday, June 1, 2009

Ashley Fulton accused of false rape report

Once again, we see that filing the false report is only a misdemeanor, a low bond is set, and it doesn't appear they are beating the bushes to find this woman.

Once again, we see the use of a recording to disprove the claim. That is all that stood between the man accused, and jail.

Thankfully, he hasn't been named.

Ashley Fulton has warrant issued for False Rape Accusation.

A $2,500 bond has been set on an arrest warrant issued Thursday for a Tulsa woman accused of making a false rape report with Cherokee County sheriff’s Investigators.

Ashley Fulton, 23, allegedly told Investigator Becky Thompson she was raped in Cherokee County on Jan. 3.

The man accused of the assault was arrested on a warrant unrelated to the alleged incident, and Thompson went to the Cherokee County Detention Center to speak with him.

The man showed Thompson his cell phone, on which had been recorded video of him and Fulton engaging in consensual sexual acts. An affidavit filed with Fulton’s case states Fulton even looked at the phone’s camera and smiled during the act.

After viewing the video on the phone, Thompson attempted to contact Fulton for another interview, but she has been unable to reach the alleged “victim.”

False reporting of a crime is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

Assistant District Attorney Yvette Duvall is prosecuting the case. Special District Judge Holli Wells signed the arrest warrant.