Prosecutors said the 30-year-old defendant, later identified as Rene, reportedly pleaded guilty after she filed a false ra-e report. The woman, who was married at the time, claimed that someone ra-ed her. The alleged crime came as she admitted to cheating on her husband following a one night stand. She was arrested and taken into custody back in March after she reportedly se-ual battery two days before.
Police officials said the woman was arrested and charged with misuse of a 911 system, false report of a crime and fabricating physical evidence. Prosecutors said the defendant claimed that she pulled over to the side of I-75 after having some car trouble. Rene then told investigators that an unidentified male suspect reportedly put a towel over her head, shoved her in the car and ra-ed her while her arms and legs were tied, CBS News reported.
The woman also told investigators that a specific type of rope was used, and authorities discovered that the product was sold at nearby Walmart stores. During the investigation process, police saw surveillance video of the woman buying the rope. Following this discovery, investigators also saw videos from multiple places Rene visited in the time surrounding the attack, refuting her initial statements. The woman then attempted to change her statements before eventually admitting to fabricating the entire incident.
During an interview with investigators, the woman reportedly said that she fabricated the ra-e to get a free STD test, along with over the infidelity. “She had consensual se-ual intercourse with an individual. Then she felt guilty about it because of her marital status, and she wanted to get checked out for a se-ually transmitted disease,” prosecutor Jessica said in court, according to FOX 13. Rene was sentenced to two years of community control and eight years of probation. She also owes the sheriff’s office $17,245.26 for the resources they expended while investigating her report.