Friday, December 30, 2011

Man jailed after falsely reporting sexual assault

A town man was sent back to Orleans County Jail on Thursday after falsely reporting a sexual assault at the facility, deputies said.

Joseph J. Motzer, 18, was jailed Monday after a disturbance at his home, said Undersheriff Steven D. Smith in a news release. He allegedly caused several thousand dollars' damage to the interior.

Motzer was charged with second-degree criminal mischief. He was released Thursday after posting $1,000 bail.

Upon release, Motzer went to Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport and reported the assault, deputies said.

The resulting investigation determined the report was false, deputies said. Motzer allegedly admitted eventually the story was fake.

Deputies went to his house later that evening to arrest him for falsely reporting an incident. He allegedly resisted and was subdued with a Taser after a brief foot pursuit.

Motzer was additionally charged with resisting arrest. He posted $2,500 bail Friday morning and is to appear Tuesday in Albion Town Court, and Feb. 6 in Kendall Town Court.

His mother Jill J. Motzer, 48, allegedly interfered with deputies during Thursday's arrest. She was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and was released on her own recognizance.