Please note the plural "reports" in the title. You are reading that correctly. Kimberly Evans reported that she was raped not once, but twice, to cover up an affair she was having, that she didn't want her husband to know about.
A Kingsport woman has been arrested after allegedly claiming she was raped by unknown men on two occasions at Warriors Path State Park, but later admitting she fabricated the accounts to cover up an extramarital affair.
Kimberly Evans, 29, of 2633 Reservoir Road, turned herself in at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning. She is charged with two counts of filing a false police report.
According to police records, Evans contacted the Sheriff's Office on Sept. 10. She claimed the first incident occurred sometime in June when she was walking in the park and grabbed by an unknown white male.
Evans reportedly told police she was choked and bit on the neck by the man, who then tied her hands behind her back and pulled her into the bushes. A police report says she claimed the attacker covered her mouth with his hand, preventing her from screaming for help, and punched her in the stomach several times while penetrating her.
The man, according to Evans account to police, told her to remain in the bushes for 20 seconds as he ran away from the scene, threatening to hunt her down and kill her if she told anyone about the attack.
At the time Evans was reporting the June incident to investigators, she allegedly relayed a second attack at Warriors Path in the month of August — this one perpetrated by a different man.
Evans allegedly said this incident occurred while she walking near the Frisbee golf area, with the suspect holding a knife to her back as he raped her. She reportedly described the man as a white male with military-style haircut, wearing hiking boots and a muddy T-shirt. Evans told police he was likely on some type of drugs, according to the report, and apologized before he ran away.
When making the reports to police on Sept. 10, Evans allegedly claimed she had just told her husband about the attacks. Police were initially concerned about the alleged incidents, but subsequent questioning revealed Evans' statements didn't match up.
According to an affidavit filed in Sullivan County court, Evans would later tell a detective that she had lied to police. The court records says Evans did so to cover up a sexual encounter with a friend, which she didn't want her husband to know about.