West Virginia Woman Charged With False Report

A woman who accused a man of raping her in a log cabin off 5th Street Road has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor false reporting of an emergency, according to court documents and Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas.

Deputies arrested the 18-year-old Wayne woman Thursday afternoon after they determined her claims about the rape had been fabricated, McComas said. According the criminal complaint, the woman had been staying at the man’s home, and she fabricated the incident in retaliation for him making her leave and no longer allowing her to stay there. McComas said the false accusation tied up police and hospital resources that could have been used in legitimate situations.

The woman claimed she had taken a ride from an unknown man Monday night while walking on 5th Street Road south of Huntington. She said she was taken to a residence and forced to consume alcohol and drugs before being raped. She then went to Cabell Huntington Hospital where she contacted police and then left before a rape kit could be completed. The criminal complaint says she contacted the man, who she accused, several times after the alleged rape occurred asking for him to come pick her up. She was transported to the Western Regional Jail Thursday afternoon on a $10,000 bond.

“Why would a woman lie about rape?”

He kicked her out of his log cabin.

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