Monday, February 8, 2010

Aurora woman, Nicole Ann Pedersen, sentenced in false kidnap, sexual assault report

Two days in jail, and $8K in restitution. At least no one, other than her, was arrested.  However, two days seems an insignificant amount of jail time for this.

Nicole Ann Pedersen's false cry gets 2 days in jail

An Aurora-area woman was sentenced on Jan. 8 in Linn Circuit Court to two days in jail and 36 months probation, as well as over $8,000 in restitution, following a conviction for initiating a false police report.

Nicole Ann Pedersen, 28, was charged with initiating a false police report, a class A misdemeanor, after multiple agencies investigated a report she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted over a three-day period last summer.

According to Oregon State Police Lt. Terri Davie, Pedersen went to the Albany General Hospital on June 28 of last year to report she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by an unknown male subject. She had earlier been reported missing by family members to Aurora Police.
OSP was called in to assist with the investigation, with detectives from the agencie’s Springfield, Albany and Salem offices becoming involved, along with officers from the Aurora and Scappoose police departments.

Investigators eventually determined, however, that Pedersen actually had spent the weekend with a male friend. She was subsequently arrested and charged in Linn County Circuit Court.

On January 8, Pedersen was sentenced to 36 months probation, 48 hours in jail, court costs, and was ordered to pay $8,034.40 in restitution to the Oregon State Police and Aurora Police Department. OSP gets $5,631.28 of that total.