Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hughsonville woman charged with making false rape claim

HUGHSONVILLE — A 22-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday for falsely reporting that she was raped in her ground floor apartment last week, according to State Police.

The woman contacted police on Sept. 2., claiming that she was sexually assaulted by a masked man, dressed all in black, who broke into her apartment on Route 9D in the early hours that day, said police.

The woman provided police with a detailed description of her alleged attacker. A brief on the attack appeared in the Journal on Sept. 3.

Police said within days of reporting the incident, the woman admitted that she fabricated the story.

The Hughsonville woman was charged with third degree false reporting of an incident and making a punishable false written statement, both misdemeanors. She was issued a ticket to appear in Town of Wappinger Court at a later date.

The Journal does typically print the names of individuals charged with misdemeanors.