Thursday, April 29, 2010

Plainfield Township woman pleads guilty to false report of rape

A follow up to our story HERE. She faces up to 4 years in prison for her false rape claim, which she has admitted to. We will post an update when it becomes available.

Julie Kathleen Rau faces 4 years for false rape claim.

Grand Rapids -- Julie Kathleen Rau, a 25-year-old woman who admitted she falsely claimed she was raped by a maintenance worker at her Plainfield Township apartment complex, faces a maximum of four years in prison after pleading guilty last week to false report of a felony.

She will be sentenced May 19.

In July, Rau told police and unknown man came to her Hidden Valley Town Home apartment in the 4100 block of Spruce Hollow Drive NE and told her he was a drywall maintenance worker, according to court records. She siad she let the suspect into the home, where he sexually assaulted her, police said.

When Kent County Sheriff's deputies interviewed her the next day, Rau admitted fabricating the story, police siad. Rau underwent a psychiatric exam which found her competent to stand trial.

She is scheduled to be sentenced by Kent County Circuit Judge George Buth.