Woman admits she made up rape story

Woman admits she made up rape story
Distiny Marie Morales, 18, Newport Filing a false report-felony, possession of drug paraphernalia-felony, failure to appear-misdemeanor (5/7) (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Police arrested a woman this week for filing a false report of rape.

According to a probable cause affidavit, 18-year-old Distiny Marie Morales of Newport said on March 27 that she had been raped by her ex-boyfriend, Issac Gardner of Jonesboro.

Investigators arrested Gardner and a judge found probable cause to charge him, setting his bond at $100,000.

Court documents state on Tuesday, May 7, officers arrested Morales with another person on different matter.

During questioning, according to the affidavit, she “admitted while in custody that she made the story about the rape up and it never occurred”.

Morales appeared in court Wednesday, May 8, where Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge her with filing a false report with a law enforcement agency, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear.

At the request of Assistant District Attorney Charlene Davidson Henry, Boling set Morales’ bond at $100,000. The same amount Gardner had been held on.

Morales is due in court to face arraignment on June 28.

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