A 25-year-old Wilmington woman who reported she had been sexually assaulted was charged Tuesday with filing a false report, police said today.
New Castle County police charged Brittani Eatmon, of the 300 block of E. 22nd St., with falsely reporting an incident, agency spokesman Officer John Weglarz Sr. said.
About 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the area of Newport Gap Pike and Lloyd Street to investigate an alleged sexual assault.
When officers arrived and spoke with the alleged victim, Eatmon changed her story, police said, and told them that an acquaintance had attempted to sexually assault her while she was at his home in Belvedere.
During the investigation, Cpl. Timothy Argoes found several inconsistencies in Eatmon’s story and police determined that the sexual assault never occurred, Weglarz said.
Eatmon told the officers that she made the report so that she could get the alleged suspect in trouble because he told her friend Jaquya Fairley to leave his home.
The investigator then spoke with Fairley and noticed she appeared very nervous.
Weglarz said the woman provided a false name to the officer because she was wanted on active warrants.
Both women were arrested and committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution.
Eatmon is jailed in lieu of $500 secured bail.
Fairley, 22, of the 500 block of Rodney St. in Wilmington, was charged with criminal impersonation and jailed after failing to post $1,000 secured bail plus $177 cash bail for the outstanding warrants.
And an even more interesting update, she used her sisters name in the lie:
County Police say a Wilmington woman used her sister's name when she arrested this week for falsely reporting a sexual assault.
Police say Jacqueline Eatmon first told them she had been assaulted by an acqaintance, then changed her story and said the acquaintance had tried to assault her at his Belvedere home Tuesday night.
Police found several inconsistencies in Eatmon's story and determined it was false.
They also learned Eatmon had told officers she was her sister, Brittani.
Jacqueline's being held at the Women's Correctional Institute, charged with criminal impersonation in addition to the original false reporting count.