Friday, February 17, 2012

Corbin Woman arrested for falsely reporting incident

Two things. First, she has been charged. Second, and more importantly, the man, although he was arrested, isn't named.

About 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, Laura L. Sparks, 20, of Corbin, was charged with falsely reporting an incident.

She was taken to the Laurel County Corrections Center.

She had reported to Laurel County Detectives Charlie Loomis and Stacy Anderkin who investigated an alleged sexual assault in south Laurel County on Saturday morning.

The woman reported the sexual assault and went to the Baptist Regional Medical Center.

She reported it to Sheriff’s Deputy William Bo Harris and Loomis continued the investigation.

He arrested a 25-year-old man from Corbin and was taken to the Laurel County Corrections Center on a sexual assault charge.

The investigation by Loomis continued and determined that Sparks had gone to his home and later reported that she had been assaulted.

Witnesses’ statements and a followup interview with Sparks and her own admissions indicated it was a consensual act.

Following her admissions, she was arrested.

Assault charges against the man are expected to be dismissed.