Leiha Ann-Sue Artman

Mom of three claims she was abducted, gang raped by four black men — but made the whole thing up

A Michigan mother who fabricated a story about being abducted and raped by four black men will spend time behind bars for attempting to escape from custody.

MLive reported that Leiha Ann-Sue Artman, 27, was sentenced to 13 months to four years in jail after pleading guilty to resisting and obstructing police.

Artman made headlines in March 2016 when she told police that four men forced her into a trunk of a car then repeatedly beat and sexually assaulted her. Missing for two days, she sent her boyfriend panicked text messages and images of herself bound and bleeding from the head, according to the New York Daily News.

The mother of three ultimately admitted to making the story up, for reasons unknown, and was sent to a residential jail alternative program.

Artman has had multiple run-ins with the law since the March 2016 ordeal. MLive reported that she has repeatedly violated the terms of her parole, resulting in her being sent to jail.

The latest charges stemmed from an October 10 incident in which corrections officers took Artman to Mercy Health’s Hackley Campus to be examined and she ran out the emergency room. The two officers chased her down and swiftly took her back into custody.

Earlier the same month, she disappeared from her residential program, resulting in a warrant being issued for her arrest. That summer, arrest warrants were also issued because she used cocaine and alcohol and she refused to undergo substance abuse testing.

According to the newspaper, Artman told a court this month that her life has “completely spiraled out of control” and that she needs “professional help.”

“I don’t want to die before I reach 30,” she told the judge.

 

[Featured Image: Leiha Ann-Sue Artman/Muskegon County Jail]