Friday, September 11, 2009

Johnson City man charged with filing false sexual assault report

I was unable to find any follow up on what, if any, punishment was levied against Mr. Harrington for his false claim. Nor could I find out if he claimed it was a male or female that supposedly assaulted him. It would be interesting to know.

Man charged with false sexual assault report.

A city man was taken to jail Tuesday for falsely reporting a sexual assault, police said. Johnson City police charged Neal Harrington, 55, 824 Hamilton St., with filing a false report.

Police said Harrington told them he had been sexually assaulted at Kiwanis Park on West Market Street. Police said in a news release that Harrington admitted the report was untrue.

Harrington was being held on a $5,000 bond in the Washington County Detention Center. His hearing was scheduled for Thursday in Sessions Court.