Charge Dropped in Case of Alleged False Rape Claim

By: AP
By: AP

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Prosecutors have dropped their case
against a Greene County woman accused of making a false rape claim
that resulted in a massive investigation.

The Springfield News Leader reported on its Web site that the making a false report charge was dismissed Friday after prosecutors found that there was not enough evidence to prove that the woman's tale was fake.

The investigation began in July 2007 after deputies who responded to a call from the woman found her bound and partially nude behind a barn near her home.

Authorities spent hundreds of hours investigating before prosecutors charged the woman in July 2008. They alleged that she had injured and bound herself before calling police.

The woman's attorney, Shane Cantin, said his client was attacked as she claims.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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