Monday, September 20, 2010

Police: Blakeslee woman, friend fabricate abduction, sexual assault story

An 18-year-old Blakeslee woman and her friend have been charged with making up a story about her being abducted and sexually assaulted early this morning.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police received a report at about 4 a.m. that Odalis Tejada of Cranberry Drive, Greenwood Acres, had been abducted after leaving her residence.

Police eventually found Tejada at around noon at the Exxon on Route 115 in Blakeslee. She told detectives that she was abducted and taken out of the area, where she was sexually assaulted. She also said her cell phone and a diamond ring were taken.

Further investigation revealed holes in her story, and Tejada admitted to making up the story with help from two friends, according to police.

One of those friends was Christina J. Adams, 19, of Fairless Hills, who allegedly made the initial call to police. She faces charges of criminal conspiracy, making a false alarm to public safety and making a false police report.

A 17-year-old Effort girl will also be charged with criminal conspiracy/false reports to law enforcement.

Tejada will be charged with criminal conspiracy, making false reports to law enforcement, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and possessing alcohol while underage.

Charges against Tejada and Adams will be filed before Magisterial District Judge Richard Claypool. The juvenile charges will be processed by Monroe County Juvenile Probation.