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She faces up to ten years in prison.
A 19-year-old Texas woman who falsely claimed that she was raped by three black men has been indicted on felony charges.
In March, Breana Harmon ran into a church in Denison, Texas half-naked and covered in blood, claiming that she was gang raped by three black men. A medical examination quickly disproved her account.
“The more we have looked at what happened in this case, and considered the harm it caused, and certainly could have caused, we believe what she did fits these higher charges,” Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said in a statement. “What she did was very serious, and we believe it was felony conduct.”
Two weeks after the incident, she finally admitted that she had lied about the attack and that her injuries were self-inflicted. She admitted that she made up the assaults so that her mother would not find out that she was cutting herself, local news reports.
Last week, she was was charged with two third-degree felony accounts of tampering with physical evidence and a third-degree felony count of tampering with a government record. Each of the charges carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.
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