Thursday, September 30, 2010

Woman's rape claim false, police say

A Saylorsburg woman was not telling the truth when she told state police she was raped at a party in her home, police said Tuesday.

Christine D. O'Neill, 46, is scheduled to face charges of unsworn falsification and making false reports at a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Monday before District Judge Jolana Krawitz.

O'Neill also is charged with two counts of intimidation of witnesses and two counts of furnishing alcohol to minors.

Police say O'Neill told them and Pocono Medical Center personnel that she was raped on the night of a party that included minors. State police at Lehighton later determined she had consensual sex with a man after her husband left the party.

Police did not say when the party took place.