TUSCOLA (JG-TC) - A Mattoon woman has been charged with disorderly conduct for reportedly making a false claim to police that she was raped in a rural Douglas County location last month.
Kimberly M. Binnion was served with a summons earlier this week and is scheduled for a hearing on Monday, according to Douglas County court records.
Binnion, 32, is accused of making the false report on Oct. 12, when she allegedly told police she was sexually assaulted by a man she picked up as a hitchhiker while she was driving between Mattoon and Arcola earlier that day.
During the following week, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced that the investigation didn’t support her claims and she then admitted that she made the false report.
The charge against Binnion is a felony offense that can result in a prison sentence of one to three years or up to 2½ years of probation when there’s a conviction.