The man who was accused of raping a woman Sunday in Abbeville has been released after police say the woman admitted her accusation was false.
Police say a witness came forward yesterday, telling them the alleged victim’s history with Clinton Chewing and other sexual activities. When detectives questioned the false accuser, Joell Thiel, they say she broke down and admitted she was at the apartment with Chewning trying to buy drugs from him. Detectives say she then admitted to having sex with Chewning willingly but was upset because he never actually gave her the drugs.
Thiell is in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Facility on a $15,000 bond.