Friday, January 29, 2010

Mom arrested for bogus rape allegations against police officers

The story starts with a line attempted to garner sympathy -- stating she is a mother.

In addition, isn't it funny how police always make a point of stating there will be consequences when a cop is falsely accused? Shouldn't that be the case for EVERY FRA? I guess you and I don't merit the same consideration as law enforcement.

Nicole Soto charged for FRA

SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio mom was arrested after claiming two San Antonio police officers sexually assaulted her.

The police department took 26-year-old Nicole Soto's allegations against the officers seriously and launched an investigation. However, after five months of questioning witnesses and conducting DNA tests, investigators determined Soto made up the story.

Police were called out to the parking lot of the West Durango Plaza Apartments back in April after witnesses reported finding Soto's 16-month-old baby inside a car alone. Soto claimed she was raped by the two officers when they put her in custody for allegedly abandoning her child.

According to an affidavit, Soto claimed "a white officer and a Mexican officer arrested her..." and that "the Mexican officer forced her to the ground..." where she said she was sexually assaulted.

"When a report is made, we expect the person who is making the report to tell us what happened and not fabricating it for whatever reason," said San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus.

Now that the investigation has determined Soto's claims were false, she will face charges.

"When someone does make false allegations against police officers, there's a consequence to it," added Chief McManus.

Soto was charged with falsifying a police report and released on bond. While out on bond for those charges, she was arrested again this week for possession of marijuana.

News 4 WOAI checked with Child Protective Services and was told Soto's baby is staying with relatives.