Friday, February 7, 2014

Woman Charged with Making False Sexual Assault Claim

I've been seeing many articles recently questioning what someone would have to gain, in make a false claim. And while it doesn't state it in the article, you have to wonder if the claim of sexual assault was made as an attempt to get out of the burglary charges, which certainly would be something to gain.

Gabrielle Caughey made the claims while she was being investigated on theft charges.

A Massachusetts woman is facing charges that she lied to police about being sexually assaulted.

Gabrielle Caughey, 21, of 37 Vincent Road, Mendon, MA is charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking and one count of false report to law enforcement. She was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Merrimack District Court on Feb. 25.

According to Merrimack Police, Caughey was arrested on Friday on a warrant stemming from an incident that was reported on Oct. 28, 2013. Caughey was a suspect in a theft from a residence. Upon investigating the allegations, it was found that the items in question were pawned at nearby pawn shops by Caughey.

Also during the investigation, Caughey claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a male subject. After further investigation, it was found that her allegations were false.

A warrant was later completed for Caughey's arrest and she surrendered herself to police without incident.