Thursday, September 17, 2009

HS woman pleads not guilty to filing false rape report

Unfortunately, the site this story is on requires a subscription to view the entire story, so it is unclear why police believe her story was false. Interestingly, the charge is a felony, instead of a misdemeanor.

Heather Nicole Wells charged with felony filing of false report.

A Hot Springs woman alleged to have falsely claimed she was raped in June pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony count of filing a false report with law enforcement.

Heather Nicole Wells, 24, who lists an address of 513 Cones Road, was appointed a public defender at her trial, now scheduled for Dec. 3.

If convicted, she could face up to six years in prison.

According to the affidavit, on June 17, shortly before 6 p.m., Wells reported she was assaulted in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center, located at 300 Werner Drive.