Monday, April 5, 2010

Teenager charged with perjury after admitting to lies during testimony in sexual assault trial

A woman gave false trial testimony, and someone was found guilty of sexual assault of a child. I certainly hope she serves some time in jail over this.

Emily A. Brown lied in testimony about sexual assault.

CHILTON — A 17-year-old Appleton girl was arrested and charged with perjury last week after admitting testimony she gave in a sexual assault trial was false.

Emily A. Brown told the court her testimony as a defense witness was a lie.She claimed she didn't remember giving police officers statements, denied rehearsing her testimony and said she was nervous, but later admitted she had been lying.

A jury subsequently found her friend guilty of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

Brown, of 533 W. Brewster St., was later released on a $500 bond.

She is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in front of Fond du Lac County Judge Peter Grimm March 9 to determine if there is probable cause to proceed.

Online court records do not list an attorney for her.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison.