Thursday, May 6, 2010

Despite 'convincing' lie, police determine rape tale was false

False rape report leads to arrest of woman

The 35-year-old Goshen woman who fabricated a story about a police impersonator has been arrested.

Jaime Y. Skaggs was taken into custody by Elkhart County Sheriff's Department officers Thursday afternoon on a preliminary charge of false informing, a Class B misdemeanor. She is currently being booked at the Elkhart County corrections facility, and bond has been set at $1,500.

Police say on March 23, Skaggs told police she was raped by someone who had stopped the vehicle she was driving on Elkhart's northeast side. While her initial story was convincing, detectives assigned to the case conducted interviews, reviewed phone records, and determined the report was not true.