Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sandwich woman charged with false report of rape

A Sandwich woman has been charged with falsely reporting that she had been raped by a fake police officer.

Annette C. Brown, 33, of the 800 block of Meadowlark Circle, is charged with three felony counts of disorderly conduct, the Kendall County sheriff’s office said Friday.

According to police, on Tuesday evening Brown reported she was raped by a man wearing the uniform of a police officer or security guard, who had pulled her car over on Griswold Springs Road west of Little Rock Road in unincorporated Plano. Brown told police that the man had led her into a cornfield at gunpoint and raped her. She was treated for injuries at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich.

Police immediately issued a warning to drivers, cautioning them to call 911 if they felt they were being stopped by a fake police officer.

But on Thursday evening, the Kendall County sheriff’s office retracted a community alert about a person who had raped a woman while impersonating a police officer.

“It was determined the assault did not occur and there was no police impersonator involved,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release sent late Thursday night.