Monday, October 26, 2009

Nanuet woman, Miriam Chambers, accused of making false rape report

So, Mr. Wilson was on parole for a felony drug posession. How likely is it that drugs had anything to do with the accusation?

Miriam Chambers falsely accuses parolee of rape.

SPRING VALLEY - A 42-year-old Nanuet woman has been charged with falsely accusing a village man of raping her and holding her captive, authorities said Monday.

Miriam Chambers' June accusations led Abraham Wilson to spend several months in the county jail as an accused parole violator, authorities said.

Chambers, who lived in Normandy Village, accused Wilson of approaching her on June 20 in Spring Valley and threatening to harm her unless she went with him to his Rose Avenue home, Spring Valley police said. She accused Wilson of beating her, breaking her hand and raping her, police said.

About a week later, however, Chambers recanted her accusations in a letter to Wilson's lawyer - at the Rockland Public Defender's Office.

As a result, the Rockland District Attorney's Office dismissed felony charges against Wilson: first-degree rape, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree assault and three counts of second-degree assault. Chambers works as a nurse at Nyack Hospital, authorities said.

Spring Valley police and the office began investigating Chambers. She and Wilson know one another, police have said.

On Thursday, police charged Chambers with a felony count of first-degree making an apparently sworn false statement. Her arrest is part of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Chambers' filing of the report, Spring Valley Detective Reginald Anderson said.

Anderson said Wilson spent several months in jail and was recently released. Wilson had been paroled in September 2008 from a 2007 felony drug possession conviction.