By Melissa Moon
Memphis - A Bartlett man says his reputation has been ruined and life destroyed by woman who falsely accused him of a crime.
[name withheld] was arrested last week and charged with attempted rape.
He was released from jail several days later after police discovered Angela Poindexter, made up the entire story.
But [name withheld] says the damage has already been done.
"What do I do now? Everything is down," said [name withheld].
[name withheld] is trying to get back to normal and returned to work at his café today, but he says things may never be the same again for him and his family.
"I don't know what is going on now in my life. What do I do? Everybody sees me. Somebody believe, some not believe," said [name withheld].
He's talking about the accusations made by this woman last week.
[name withheld] was handcuffed, arrested and booked in the Bartlett jail after 22-year-old Angela Poindexter accused him of tyring to rape her.
[name withheld] says he doesn't know Poindexter and the accusation was so shocking it sent him to the hospital.
"When he talked to me and told me the story I go down," said [name withheld].
[name withheld]'s family was able to prove he was set up by a man who has a grudge against him and police were able to get Poindexter to admit she made it all up.
His wife, though, says he may never recover.
"His mind is not ok. His health is not ok. Nothing is ok for him," said [wife name withheld].
And the couple says since his arrest their business, the Gelato Cafe, has suffered.
They say customers are too afraid to come here.
"My business is down all day. When I am in jail nothing," said [name withheld].
[name withheld] moved to Mid-South from Egypt eleven years ago.
It was always his dream to come to the United States.
He's grateful Bartlett police were able to clear his name.
"Thank you police department. Thank you a lot," said [name withheld].
And has plans to leave anytime soon.
"I still love America. Forever. Forever," said [name withheld].
Poindexter has been charged with making a false report and is being held in the Bartlett jail.
Police say right now they do not plan to charge anyone else in the case.