Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Janae McMahon sentenced for false sex-assault report

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A Columbus woman who recanted her story of being sexually assaulted by a man she met over the Internet has been fined and told to pay restitution.

Janae McMahon pleaded no contest to attempted false reporting. Last week she was fined $150 and ordered to pay the court $1,671 in restitution.

The 27-year-old had reported in May last year that a 38-year-old man from Meadow Grove sexually assaulted her after they watched a movie at her home.

He told police the sex was consensual.

McMahon recanted during questioning after the man took a lie-detector test following his arrest. Charges against him were dismissed in June.

Court documents say the two met over the Internet and exchanged e-mails for three weeks before the incident.

Link: http://www.nebraska.tv/Global/story.asp?S=10053741