A SEX toys saleswoman falsely claimed she had been raped after going to a man’s house for “arranged sex.”
And two men went through the ordeal of being questioned by police because of 20-year-old Kimberley Wheelhouse’s lies.
Wheelhouse, an agent for Ann Summers, told her partner in September 2012 that she was going out to sell the firm’s products at a party in Inverness.
But she then went to another address for “arranged sex” with another man, the city’s sheriff court heard.
Prosecutor Kelly Mitchell said: “Afterwards, she became upset because she had misplaced her mobile phone.
“The man at the property contacted her mother before phoning a taxi to take her home.
“In the taxi, she told the driver she thought she had been raped. And when the driver got to her house, he told her partner.
“Wheelhouse gave a statement to police about the alleged sex assault and two men were questioned without charge.”
Mitchell said police continued to investigate the case because of discrepancies in Wheelhouse’s story.
The prosecutor added: “When she was interviewed by police, she admitted she had made it up.
“She couldn’t give a reason why she had done so.”
Wheelhouse, of Juniper Gardens, Inverness, denied wasting police time and was due to go on trial yesterday, but then changed her plea to guilty.
Sheriff Margaret Mitchell deferred sentence until February 13 for a background report and gave Wheelhouse bail.