Mich. woman charged with making false rape report

By: ap
By: ap

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan woman has been charged with falsely reporting a rape, months after news of similar reports led to the release of a man convicted of assaulting her in a separate case.

Sara Ylen told police last September that she was assaulted at her Lexington home. She has been charged with filing a false felony report and tampering with evidence.

Ylen, 38, could not be reached for comment Saturday.

In 2003, James Grissom was convicted of raping Ylen. He was released last fall after authorities learned that she had made false rape claims in California years earlier.

The Associated Press doesn't name victims of sexual assault. But Ylen talked freely to the Port Huron Times Herald about the Grissom case, saying she wanted to speak publicly as a victim.

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  • by Name Location: Location on May 6, 2013 at 01:55 PM
    Sounds like "someone" is an ignorant MRA.
  • by Someone on May 5, 2013 at 06:21 AM
    It's about time women like this are charged for their crimes! It's sad that the man involved had to be convicted and probably spend many years in prison for it. Why can't juries and judges understand that in so many cases the women/girls are the aggressors and go after the guys when they don't get their way? Or they are very willing participants until they have second thoughts about what happened. Maybe the men should start going after women and cry "rape". How far would that go? Just as bad as the teen girls who willingly go to a party, get drunk, crawl into bed with anyone, and then their parents go after the guy/guys they've been with. Maybe they should be keeping a closer eye on their daughter's activities instead of blaming someone else for their actions.
  • by mike Location: lansing on May 4, 2013 at 01:11 PM
    Give her the same amount of time as he would have got.
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