Tuesday, October 12, 2010

No jail after conviction in false rape report

A follow up to our story HERE.

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A 21-year-old college student who said she claimed she was raped has been given a suspended sentence.

Kristen Lamb disppeared into the woods for 18 hours in May, and when she was found, said she had been abducted and raped, but the story quickly fell apart. She blamed her actions on stress.

She pleaded later that month to makingt false alarms, and was sentenced today to 180 days in jail, with 180 days suspended, and 2 years probation. This means she won't serve jail time unless she gets in trouble again.

She has also been ordered to serve 40 hours of community service, and pay the court costs, which total $480 for court hearings and following her in probation.

Lamb, who was a nursing student, showed up in her own yard tied up, and told her father she had been abducted. He called police, and a serious investigation began.