A 46-year-old woman, Lisa Livia, was arrested for lodging a false rape claim against the man who had secretly filmed her abusing her children two years ago, police said. She was charged with making a false statement and released on a promise to appear in court. She has a court date of June 3.
After interviewing the woman, a police detective interviewed her 50-year-old significant other, who said he was "puzzled" by the allegations, police said. He told officers that the couple had consensual sex earlier in the day, and theorized that the false rape report may be an attempt to get back at him for her 2011 arrest. (She had been arrested in 2011 after her significant other filmed her verbally and physically abusing the couple's two small children over a one-month period. The case is still pending.)
After a police detective spoke with Livia's significant other, he again interviewed Livia, who eventually admitted that the sex was consensual, police said.
Livia told Sherry that she was "emotionally drained" by her relationship with the 50-year-old, because he controls all the money and she has "no life," according to a police affidavit. She told the detective that she "just needed a way for it to end," police said. Sherry advised her that making a false rape claim is "not the right way to do that," court documents show.