Thursday, May 31, 2012

Asotin woman filed false police report of rape

The Asotin County Sheriff's Office is taking issue with an Asotin woman who filed a false report of rape.

An 18-year-old Asotin woman who claimed she was abducted and raped last Monday by a man was lying to investigators. She told authorities she was abducted on the corner of First and Harding at gunpoint. Sheriff Ken Bancroft said she was cheating on her boyfriend and didn't want to get caught.

"The detective from my agency re-interviewed the alleged victim on the abduction and rape case," said Bancroft. "She has confessed to us that she was not abducted nor raped. Any interactions between her and a young man was purely consensual. We are filing charges against her for making a false police report."

Sheriff Bancroft said she and the man went shopping around the Clarkston area before having consensual relations. The Asotin County Sheriff's office will forward the investigation results to the Asotin County Prosecutor to press charges.