Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Olive Branch woman pleads guilty to filing false sexual assault report against ISP officers

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Tuesday that an Olive Branch woman has pleaded guilty to filing a false police report in which she accused Illinois State Police Officers of sexually assaulting her.

Dea Ann Thompson, 44, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to a  year and six months probation, fines and costs, time served in the county jail, public service work and substance abuse and mental health treatment.

According to Edmonds, Thompson falsely filed a police report which accused ISP officers of sexually assaulting her in February 2012 during the course of an ISP investigation.

The sexual assault allegation was investigated by the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation and Union County Sheriff's Office. Thompson was indicted by a Union County Grand Jury in Feb. 2012 after the investigation showed Thompson fabricated the incident and knew the allegations to be false.