Friday, November 15, 2013

19-year-old man spends two weeks in jail over a false sexual assault claim -- the false accuser's second this year

An Appling woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with falsely accusing two men of sexually assaulting her, authorities said.

Mindy Rickerson Readdy, 32, was charged with making a false report of a crime and making false statements.

On Oct. 31, Readdy called authorities about 2 a.m., claiming her 19-year-old boyfriend put a knife to her throat and raped her in their bedroom. She said her boyfriend, Cody Carson, told her he’d get away with raping her because he is her boyfriend.

Carson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and spent two weeks in jail. He was cleared of the allegations and released Wednesday, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

In April, Readdy had told authorities that a friend physically forced her to perform oral sex on him while they watched a movie at her home. Her friend was never arrested.

Morris said both sex acts were consensual and that Readdy admitted she lied about them.

Readdy was being held Thursday in the Columbia County Detention Center on an $11,700 bond, according to jail records.