Friday, March 2, 2012

Woman's rape lie causes ex-boyfriend to be arrested

Bolingbrook police: Woman lied about sex assault

Reported here:

BOLINGBROOK — Police say a woman made up a story that led to her ex-boyfriend’s arrest on sexual assault charges.

Will County Sheriff’s police arrested Liz S. Romero, 20, on an outstanding warrant for making a false police report Feb. 22.

Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa said Romero called police Dec. 27 claiming her ex-boyfriend had broken into her 314 Woodcreek Drive apartment and kidnapped her at knifepoint.

“(She claimed) he then took her to a vacant home on the 300 block of Kirkwood Circle, where he allegedly battered and sexually assaulted her,” Rompa said. “The alleged suspect was taken into custody and transported to the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center.”

But investigators later reportedly determined “many details” in Romero’s story were false and reviewed charges against her with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.