Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Deputies say woman lied about rape, abduction in Alleghany Co.

No reason is provided as to why the false claim was made. But one year and/or $2,500 in fines would be a good start to stopping this sort of thing.

Alicia Webb charged with filing false report of rape

The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office has charged 27-year-old Alicia Webb of Lewisburg, WV with giving a false police report to police. Investigators say Webb confessed that she made up a story about being abducted and raped on July 8, 2009.

Investigators say Webb told them a man jumped into her car in at the corner of Alleghany and Cypress in Covington and made her drive to the McKinney Hollow area of Alleghany County. She told them the man sexually assaulted her and then ran. The woman walked to a home to get help.

The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office says the charge against Webb is a misdemeanor. But, if convicted, Webb could face up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of $2,500. Investigators say restitution to cover the cost of the investigation will also be sought when the case is heard.