Mom of woman accused of false report faces charge

FORT SMITH, AR (AP) - Police say the mother of a woman accused of filing a false rape accusation at Fort Smith now faces a charge as well.

A news release from Fort Smith police says 39-year-old Ericka Lee Church of Sallisaw, Okla., has been charged with harassing communications, a misdemeanor.

The release said Church made harassing phone calls and sent text messages and Face Book postings to Steven David, accusing him of raping her daughter.

David was 1 of 2 men accused by Church's daughter, Heather Smith - also known as Heather Boss - and another woman of raping Smith. Fort Smith police say they have cleared both men of the accusations, and have charged both women with filing a false police report, a felony.

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