Friday, May 10, 2013

Police: Woman arrested after lying about rape

A woman who police said lied about being raped was charged Monday with false reporting to law enforcement.

Raquel Maxfield, 26, told officers that two men attacked her in the back of an SUV after they left a restaurant at the corner of Greensboro Avenue and Fourth Street last Wednesday, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Sgt. Dale Phillips. She called police and made the accusation on Thursday.

“During a follow-up interview, the victim admitted to lying about the rape and stated that it never occurred,” he said in an e-mail.

Maxfield, who has a Carrollton address, turned herself in at the Tuscaloosa County Jail Monday and was released a short time later on $1,000 bond.