Friday, March 2, 2012

Three men cleared after rape charges proved false, the two accusers are charged

Reported here:

On January 16th of this year just after 9:00 a.m.36 year old Lynnea Dawn Graves and 32 year old Jada Simone Holloway reported to police they were missing personal items and believed they had been drugged. They also told police they didn't recall what happened yet told police they believed they may have been sexually assaulted. The women said they had attended the Baby Bash concert at the Phaze bar in Loveland, on Sunday evening, January 15th and don't remember anything after leaving the bar until they woke up the following morning at the Hilton. Hotel surveillance images show they checked into the Hilton around 1:30 a.m. with three unidentified males.

"Since the original report we've done multiple interviews with people who have been involved and we've identified the three males," said Sgt. Kristy Volesky with the Crimes Against Persons Unit of the Fort Collins Police Department.

It was determined the parties had engaged in consensual sex.

"Based on all the interviews that we've done and the statements received the sexual contact that occurred was consensual," Volesky said.

As a result of the investigation, the two women were then arrested.

Lynnea Graves and Jada Holloway have been charged with attempting to influence a public servant and criminal extortion, and Jada Holloway's been charged with both of those crimes as well as with criminal tampering," said Volesky.

Police say that during their investigation the statements by the two women began to change.

"To a certain extent we've had them change their statements which has kind of played into the probable cause to charge them," Volesky said.

As a result the three men have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

"We presented the case to the District Attorney's office and determined there's not probable cause to charge the males with sexual assault," said Volesky.

Warrants were issued and the women turned themselves in to the Loveland Police Department on Wednesday, February 29.