Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Is this what they mean when they say women who cry rape can't get justice in the criminal justice system?

Story reported here.

An Adams County woman is facing a first-degree misdemeanor after allegedly filing a false report of rape.

An affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court states that Alexandrea Sons, 20, Seaman, contacted the Hillsboro Police Department on April 29. At that time, she allegedly reported that “she had been raped four days prior,” according to the affidavit.

She also allegedly said that she had been at a friends’ residence when a male was “invited over to ‘hang out’ with her,” the affidavit states.

The affidavit adds that Sons allegedly told officers that she and the male “were lying on the couch, (and) he started making sexual advances toward her, and she was raped.”

During an investigation, officers spoke with the male. They also obtained text messages that “show(ed) normal and happy conversation between Sons and (the male),” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit further states that the officer “received information … that disputed the complainant’s allegations.” The officer also reports that Sons’ “account of events … changed at different times.”

The affidavit adds that “the sexual encounter was found to be consensual.”

On Friday, Sons allegedly came to the police department and “requested that the investigation be ended and she did not want to pursue any criminal charges as a result of police action,” the affidavit states.

The officer also reports that when he asked to speak with Sons privately, she refused. The affidavit adds that he “attempted to advise her of what (his) findings … (were) and that it appeared she had accused (the male) falsely.”

According to the officer, Sons then requested the life squad for medical issues and went to the hospital. The officer filed a warrant for her arrest.

On Monday, Sons appeared in the municipal court on first-degree misdemeanor falsification.