Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hurricane woman arrested in false rape report

A Hurricane woman was arrested Sunday, after police said she lied about someone breaking into her house and raping her.

Amber Rochelle Levering, 27, told police on Dec. 21 that a man she didn't know broke into her home and forced her to have sex, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court.

On Sunday, a State Police trooper returned to Levering's house to follow up on the investigation. According to the criminal complaint, Levering told the officer she lied about what had happened.

Levering told police that she had been out partying with friends and had consumed alcohol and prescription drugs. She said the next day, when her friends brought her back to her house she had to break in because she had forgotten her purse, the complaint states.

Levering made up the story about a man breaking into her house and raping her because, police said, she didn't want her mother to know she had been partying.

Police arrested Levering for providing false information to police and falsely reporting an emergency. She was released after posting $5,000 bond.