Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Woman Faces Charges for False Sex Assault Accusations

A 25-year-old Milwaukee woman who falsely accused a Port Washington man of sexual assualt is now facing charges in the accusations.

Melissa A. Goldbach, 8800 W. Dallas St., is facing a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer because of the false allegations she made against Jeremy Unti on Dec. 21. If convicted, she faces up to 9 months in prison and fines of not more than $10,000.

According to criminal complaints, Goldbach told police she had met Unti in the Culver's parking lot in Mequon to exchange a young child the two of them share. Goldbach said she was placing the child in a car seat in the rear of Unti’s SUV when he came behind her and began to put his hands down her pants and grab her until she told him to stop.

Later that day, Goldbach said, she returned to the parking lot where Unti was already parked. Goldbach told police that Unti told her to come and look at a Christmas gift he had purchased the child in the back of his SUV and that when he opened the rear door of the truck — where there actually was not a gift — he then forced her into the back and closed the door. Goldbach also alleged that there were a number of times when Unti forced his hands down her pants and touched her genitals.

Police then arrested Unti, who told police nothing had happened in the Culver's parking lot but that Goldbach had followed Unti to the Marcus Theatre parking lot where they had consensual sex in Unti's vehicle.

Goldbach denied this allegation, but video surveillance from the theatre showed Unti's vehicle moving to a remote location of the parking lot near Goldbach's vehicle; both vehicles stayed parked for some time before simultaneously leaving.

When threatened by the existence of this video, Goldbach eventually admitted to following Unti to the parking lot to partake in sexual activity and also admitted to doing so willingly.

The charges were filed Friday; Goldbach is expected to make her initial court appearance at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13.

Link: http://portwashington-wi.patch.com/articles/woman-faces-charges-for-false-sex-assault-accuastions