Friday, May 14, 2010

O.C. Police: False Rape Claim Covered up Robbery and Assault

Talk about adding insult to injury. In the news story below, a man was falsely accused of rape after being robbed. The false accuser was supported by both her mother and stepfather, complicit partners in the wrongdoing.  Cases where a crime victim is accused of rape by his perpetrator to cover up the crime are especially repugnant.  But given our false rape culture, where even far-fetched cries of rape are automatically believed, is it at all surprising that criminals would play the rape card to "prove" their "innocence"?

Here is the story:

Keisha Towns cries rape, after robbing man.

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City police have arrested a 23-year-old Fruitland woman accused of filing a false report of rape against a man whom she and two other people actually assaulted and robbed.

Police say that at around 1 a.m. April 4, Keisha Towns reported that she had been sexually assaulted in a Baltimore Avenue home by a 47-year-old man who was found unconscious by responding officers. Police say her mother, 44-year-old Mary Adkins and stepfather 54-year-old Jerry Adkins, both of Ocean City, confirmed the story.

Police say that during their investigation, detectives noticed numerous inconsistencies between the stories given by the three regarding the reported rape.

Police say that in addition to those inconsistencies, the 47-year-old man found in the home had a different version of what happened. The man, whom police did not identify, told detectives that he did not rape Towns. Instead, he claimed that Towns and Jerry Adkins had assaulted and robbed him of the $127 in his wallet.

Investigators say the victim also identified another man, Tony Adrian Garrison, 40, of Fruitland, as being involved in the robbery and assault.

Police charged Towns, her stepfather, and Garrison with robbery, second-degree assault, and theft under $1,000. Towns and the Adkinses were additionally charged with making a false report.

Jerry Adkins was taken into custody on April 9. He is being held in the Worcester County Jail on $25,000 bond. Mary Adkins was issued a court summons. Police are still searching for Towns and Garrison.