A Rochester woman pleaded guilty Monday to falsely accusing a police officer of raping her and to other charges including drunken driving.
Corissa M. Pizzella, 35, whose last known address was 470 Irvin Ave., pleaded no contest to a charge of making false reports, and an additional charge of making false reports was dropped.
She also pleaded guilty to charges of drunken driving, endangering the welfare of children and simple assault in a separate case, and a charge of harassment was dropped.
The charges in both cases stemmed from a Feb. 14, 2011, incident that began when Pizzella was arrested and taken to Heritage Valley Beaver hospital by police for treatment of bruises and for blood-alcohol testing, according to a police report.
Shortly before midnight, Rochester officer Derek Shipley drove Pizzella from the hospital to her then-residence in Aliquippa, the report said.
On the way, Shipley called Aliquippa police to ask that they meet him at her residence because Pizzella was “being irate” in the police car, the report said. Shipley dropped Pizzella off in the presence of Aliquippa police around 12:10 a.m. Feb. 15, 2011.
About 40 minutes later, Pizzella called 911 and reported that Shipley had pulled off the road along Route 51 near the West Aliquippa Bridge and raped her in back of the police car while she was handcuffed.
Pizzella was taken back to Heritage Valley Beaver and underwent a sexual assault examination. Shipley agreed to provide his clothing and samples of his blood and hair to medical personnel, investigators said.
Results of a forensic analysis showed no DNA evidence linking Shipley to Pizzella, the report said.
Pizzella also pleaded guilty Monday to one count of drunken driving for an unrelated case where charges were filed by Monaca police stemming from a Feb. 17, 2011, incident.
Pizzella is awaiting sentencing in all three cases.