Monday, November 30, 2009

Woman pleads guilty to false accusations

Custody of a sibling. As good a reason as any, I guess, to falsely accuse someone of sexual abuse and assault. Notice this is in federal court, so it carries a much higher maximum sentence than usual.

Vanna Chief Eagle pleads guilty for filing false sexual abuse report.

RAPID CITY, S.D (AP) - A woman who made false accusations of sexual abuse and assault pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement and faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison.

Prosecutors said 19-year-old Vanna Chief Eagle, of Oglala, told an investigator that she and a sibling had been abused and assaulted by a relative when she knew the accusations were false.

According to court files, the statements by the defendant, also known as Vanna Fast Wolf, were made to gain custody of the sibling.