Saturday, December 13, 2014

'Rape claim part of custody ploy'

News item found here:

ELIZABETHVILLE — A Dauphin County mother and daughter are charged with false reports to law enforcement after admitting their claim the daughter’s father raped her was untrue and a ploy to keep him from getting custody of her daughter.

State police at Lykens filed charges Friday against Brittnie Lynn Hawk, 22, and Tonya Ann Hawk, 39, both of Elizabethville.

Brittnie Hawk faces eight misdemeanors, including unsworn falsification to authorities, two counts of false report to incriminate another, one count of reporting an incident that didn’t occur, tampering with or fabricating evidence and conspiracy. Tonya Hawk faces seven misdemeanor charges. The two women claimed the incident happened between July 19 and Nov. 25.

State police said the women admitted to conspiring against the man in an ongoing child custody issue. It is not known how old Hawk’s child is.