Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hinsdale woman charged after false sexual assault claim

I want to be certain I have this right: disorderly conduct, for falsely reporting being sexually assaulted. Gee, the same charge as the drunk guy singing loudly in the street at 2 a.m. I'm glad that Hinsdale police are taking a false allegation so seriously. Since this one is just down the road from me, I think a phone call is in order. Maybe I can find out the justification for such a ridiculous charge.

Ellie Merlin Homan, 19, 14 S. Clay St., Hinsdale was charged with disorderly conduct after being arrested at 11 a.m. May 10 for filing a false police report, Hinsdale police said.

According to police, Homan came into the Hinsdale Police Department lobby May 9 and filed a report alleging a sexual assault had occurred the previous day.

Police said she later recanted her story and admitted the report was false.