A Texas woman was indicted last year on a series of charges including three felony counts related to her allegedly falsified claims of rape at the hands of a gang of black offenders.
According to the Herald Democrat, 19-year-old Breana Rachelle Harmon was arrested in March after she was reported missing by her boyfriend and showed up nearly naked and covered in blood at the door of a church.
The Pottsboro woman is expected to be sentenced next month following her guilty plea, according to the Daily Mail.
Police say she claimed to have been gang raped by “three black males” wearing ski masks who kidnapped her from her apartment and took her to a wooded area near the Denison church at which she arrived wearing just underwear and a shirt.
Her initial testimony to police was soon deemed fraudulent, a determination that came after a medical examination found the suspect showed no signs of a sexual assault.
An investigation of the alleged crime scene also reportedly revealed no evidence of the disturbance she described.
“We believe the crime scene — from the initial ‘kidnapping’ scene at the apartment complex to the point of Harmon’s condition when she walked into the church — were staged,” said Denison Police Chief Jay Burch.
Police say Harmon later confessed to staging the entire ordeal, including causing the wounds she showed when she arrived at the church.
Not only did authorities denounce the hoax, a police statement further decried the racial aspect as “especially offensive to the African-American community due to her description of the so-called suspects in her hoax.”
[Featured image: Breana Rachelle Harmon/Denison Police Department]